Reclaiming the Feminist Space in the Global “Trade and Gender” Debate: What role for human rights?
IISD is convening a roundtable discussion on trade and gender at the International Association for Feminist Economics 30th Annual Conference, which is taking place online and in Geneva from June 29 to July 1, 2022.
The objective of the roundtable is to draw attention to the spaces in trade-related policy arenas where efforts can be directed to ensure that the direction of work on trade and gender is consistent with an inclusive and rights-based feminist agenda. It will bring together experts on women’s rights, feminist economics, and trade policy to critically and constructively assess opportunities to advance gender equality and women’s rights in trade policy.
- Joanna Bourke-Martignoni (Gender Centre, Graduate Institute and Geneva Academy of Humanitarian and Human Rights Law)
- Caroline Dommen (International Institute for Sustainable Development, Geneva)
- Marzia Fontana (Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK)
- Lolita Laperle Forget (World Trade Organization, Geneva)
- Adrienne Roberts (University of Manchester, UK)
Geneva provides the ideal setting to consider how discussions about women’s economic empowerment in international economic institutions are consistent with feminist and women’s rights objectives, as the city is home to the international human rights mechanisms, including the Human Rights Council, and the World Trade Organization.
IISD at the 2022 UN Ocean Conference
IISD experts will participate in the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon to share insights on topics related to trade and sustainability in ocean-based economies.
IGF 18th Annual General Meeting
This year’s event will focus on critical minerals for the energy transition. It will be held in-person on November 7–10, 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Lighting the Path: Exploring IPCC pathways to 1.5°C
Following the release of IISD's Lighting the Path report, this webinar will take a closer look at IPCC pathways to limit warming to 1.5°C, outlining recommendations for policy-makers and financial institutions.