Women’s Budget Group seminar: Gender and Trade Agreements

Event Date: Thursday 12th September 2019


Date: 12 September  2019
Time: 10-12pm
Venue: The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House, 1 Parliament St, Westminster, London, SW1A 2JR

Trade is highly political. Women’s Budget Group analysis on Brexit has shown that international trade agreements have a significant gender impact. 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 as we launch our new briefing on prioritising gender equality international free trade agreements. The event will be hosted by Faisal Rashid MP for Warrington South, member of the International Trade Committee and Chair of the APPG on Trade Justice. We will hear from:

  • Dr Adrienne Roberts, author of the briefing and Senior Lecturer in International Politics, The University of Manchester researching UK-Canada trade post-Brexit.
  • Rosa Crawford, Policy Officer, Rights, International, Social and Economics department, Trades Union Congress (TUC)
  • Rachel Noble, Senior Policy Specialist, Women’s Economic Rights, ActionAid UK

We hope you will be able to join us for this topical conversation.

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/womens-budget-group-seminar-gender-and-trade-agreements-tickets-68271717545

Please arrive 20 minutes in advance to leave time to go through airport style search and security (ID may be required.) After you have been through security go through the glass doors and up the stairs, follow the signs to the Thatcher Room. The event is not ticketed but you can print off confirmation if you wish.