As gender-related provisions in trade agreements become more frequent, we ask how well-suited they are to achieving gender equality objectives. We suggest that CEDAW offers a metric against which to measure their effectiveness.
Dr Okonjo-Iweala’s Hard Gender Challenge
The appointment of the first woman WTO Director-General sends a strong signal that equality between men and women can be achieved. But to truly empower women, WTO leadership must address how trade can entrench or reduce structural gender imbalances in the economy.