A Gender Analytical Framework for the agreements and work of the World Trade Organization

This report supports the World Trade Organization (WTO) Informal Working Group on Trade and Gender by offering an analytical framework outlining trade and trade-related impacts on women (and men) through the employment, consumption and public provision channels. It presents a step-by-step approach to integrate gender concerns in various WTO operations.


The paper finds that a multi-pronged approach is needed to strengthen commitment to gender equality during trade analysis, negotiations and policy implementation. This entails building capacity, raising public awareness, coordination among policymakers in different ministries and an engaged dialogue among policymakers, researchers, civil society and women’s groups at every stage.

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