Event: Can Free Trade Agreements help secure gender equality and social justice?
Event Date: Friday 31st January 2020
Date: Friday 31st January 2020
Time: 13:00 – 14:00
Venue: Chatham House, 10 Saint James’s Square, London, SW1Y 4LE
It is now clear that the United Kingdom will leave the European Union at the end of January. It’s more important than ever to talk about how to centre gender equality and social justice in international trading arrangements.
Trade is highly political. Its effects are felt by women in multiple roles: as consumers, producers, workers, users of public services and, providers of unpaid care work. The government has made a commitment to gender equal trade policy but what does this mean in practice? How can we ensure trade agreements benefit women here and around the world.
Join us for this topical conversation at Chatham House where we will hear from the authors of our latest briefing ‘Gender and International Trade‘ as well as experts on how trade can help secure climate, racial, labour and international socio-economic justice.
Erin Hannah, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, King’s University College, University of Western Ontario
James Harrison, Professor, School of Law, University of Warwick
Further speakers to be announced.