Mainstreaming Gender in Trade Policies: What Progress in Eastern and Southern Africa?

This briefing paper summarises findings from a study by CUTS International on “Trade Policies in Eastern and Southern Africa: Springboard or Barrier to Women’s Economic Development?”, and explores the present status of gender mainstreaming in trade policies in selected Eastern and Southern African regional blocks and countries. It discusses the potential implications of gender mainstreaming for trade in these regions, and provides suggestions on how national and regional entities can ensure trade works better gender equality.