Trade and Health through a feminist lens

Event Date: Wednesday 29th June 2022

BrexitEmploymentFeminist EconomicsSocial CareSocial Infrastructure

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About the event:

At a time when trade deals are particularly pertinent in UK politics, Women’s Budget Group is launching our Trade and Health Briefing.

Join us online for a discussion of Health and Trade with the authors of the briefing ;

Dr Silke Trommer, from the University of Manchester, is a world leading expert on International Political Economy, Global Trade, Development and Social Movements.

Dr Sophie Harman, from Queen Mary University of London, is a world leading expert on health governance, feminist health research and political economy of health.

We are delighted to also have the SNP’s Deputy International Trade Spokesperson Anum Qaisar MP as a panellist.

Issues of trade, health and gender are fundamentally linked. Women are primarily responsible for care and life-making work in the formal economy and in domestic settings. Join us to discuss how the UK-Japan, UK-Australia and UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreements affect health systems and food and nutrition, systems which are central to good health and social reproductive conditions for all.

Read the blog: The World Trade Organization’s Gendered Comeback: Gender Concerns at the 12th Ministerial Conference written by Erin Hannah and panellist Dr Silke Trommer here.

This webinar marks the upcoming publications of our policy paper: Labour market changes for a green, caring economy and Managing risk through security: Social security’s contribution to tackling climate change and gender inequality.

We will look forward to welcoming you on Wednesday 29 June from 13:00-14:30.

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