Gender Trade Policy at Work

Investigating the Centrality of Gender Equality to Fostering Progress in International Trade through the Framework of the 2030 Agenda

This note draws on the Sustainable Development Goals to illustrate the centrality of gender equality in international trade. To do so, this paper analyses how gender neutral trade negotiations and persistent socioeconomic discrimination faced by women hinders their ability to reach their full economic potential. This paper throws light on how the gender-responsive approach to development outlined by the 2030 Agenda fosters successful outcomes for international trade and international development initiatives.