Although the WTO is prioritising gender and women empowerment in trade, there is no framework of rules to implement gender parity
This Trade Report reviews the impact of gender sensitive domestic policies on global trade rules. It provides a comparison between the work-programme of the gender and women empowerment Joint Statement Initiative (JSI) and the outcome of the services domestic regulation JSI on gender. The work programme stipulates ongoing activities that the JSI will engage in over a period in order to ensure women participation with the overall objective to achieve gender parity in services trade, while the outcome of the services domestic regulation JSI on gender provides the modality for implementing the agreed outcome overtime. The paper focuses more on the intended objective of including a gender perspective in the domestic regulation work programme and the implementation of the outcome.
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