Trade and Gender

In recent years the gender impact of trade policy has received increasing attention. Trade has been recognized by OAS Member States as an essential element to accomplishing the goals of “advanc(ing) the prosperity, democratic values and institutions, and security of our Hemisphere” (Summit of the Americas 1994).

The Summit agenda also recognizes gender issues as significant to the promotion of the goal of “economic growth with equity to reduce poverty.”

This resource page is part of SICE's initiative to bring together sources on trade and gender relating to the Americas. The section includes papers and presentations on how to think about gender issues in the context of trade policymaking; best practices outlines by national and international organizations; a table elaborating how gender issues have been incorporated in trade agreements; and links to other sources of information. The information is in no way complete, but serves as a starting point for research on this issue.