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Tag: Women in Trade

Women, trade and financial inclusion in SADC

Women, trade and financial inclusion in SADC

30 Aug 18  Blog
Financial inclusion is linked to both economic growth and poverty alleviation. It enables people to participate in the economy, and therefore to trade. It is necessary for business...
A gender agenda: South Africa’s tourism trade

A gender agenda: South Africa’s tourism trade

30 Aug 18  Blog
South Africa has a sophisticated framework for gender equality. Equality is enshrined in the constitution, and legal protections and institutions are in place. Despite this, gender...
Promoting Women’s Participation in the AfCFTA

Promoting Women’s Participation in the AfCFTA

29 Aug 18  Blog
The recent signing of the African Continental Free Trade Area in Kigali on 21 March 2018 marked a momentous occasion in trade policy discourse in Africa. The Agreement seeks to cre...
Revised SADC gender protocol enters into force

Revised SADC gender protocol enters into force

20 Aug 18  News
A total of 12 countries in southern Africa have now signed the agreement amending a regional protocol that aims to advance gender equality and equity bringing the revised document ...
SADC Summit: Acceptance speech by incoming Chairperson Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia

SADC Summit: Acceptance speech by incoming Chairperson Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia

17 Aug 18  News
Delivered on the occasion of the 38th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government, Windhoek, 17 August 2018 On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Namibia, I a...
To spur growth, Africa must look to e-commerce, women, local resources – Songwe

To spur growth, Africa must look to e-commerce, women, local resources – Songwe

23 May 18  News
The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement was recently signed in Kigali, Rwanda, during the 10th Extraordinary Summit of the African Union Assembly. The main obje...
East African nations can help empower women economically by harnessing trade policies

East African nations can help empower women economically by harnessing trade policies

09 May 18  News
New United Nations report spotlights gender-sensitive trade policymaking in the East African Community East African nations can harness their trade policies to help empower women ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Mar 18  News
Today’s tralac daily news selection marks International Women’s Day 2018: enjoy our compilation of commentaries, data sources, event pointers * * * Namibia’s Mrs Sabine Bö...
Southern Africa Trust launches report on women traders and farmers in SADC

Southern Africa Trust launches report on women traders and farmers in SADC

08 Mar 18  News
The experiences and challenges of women in the SADC region: The case of trade and agriculture sectors Women play a key role in the trade and agriculture in the Southern African De...
ILO: Women still less likely to be active in the labour market than men in most of the world

ILO: Women still less likely to be active in the labour market than men in most of the world

08 Mar 18  News
Despite notable progress over the past 20 years, updated ILO figures show persistent inequalities between women and men on access to the labour market, unemployment and conditions ...
Time is Now to scale up women’s rights and nutrition activism in Africa

Time is Now to scale up women’s rights and nutrition activism in Africa

08 Mar 18  News
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, three African leaders and activists, Martin Chungong, Cameroonian Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Dr Ibrahim May...
Borderline: Women in informal trade want to do business legally and become more prosperous

Borderline: Women in informal trade want to do business legally and become more prosperous

06 Mar 18  News
Cross-border trade has broad women’s economic empowerment, poverty alleviation and development ramifications in many developing countries. UNCTAD travelled to half a dozen front...
COMESA Gender experts’ meeting underway in Khartoum

COMESA Gender experts’ meeting underway in Khartoum

26 Feb 18  News
Over 40 gender experts from 15 COMESA Member States began their annual meeting in Sudan yesterday to review the gender policy implementation plan and other policy documents and rep...
Expert group meeting: Macroeconomic policies and women’s economic empowerment

Expert group meeting: Macroeconomic policies and women’s economic empowerment

06 Feb 18  News
The expert group meeting on “Macroeconomic policies and women’s economic empowerment” took place on 5-6 February 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The event brought together more tha...
Group trains 10,000 small trade women from EAC on cross-border laws

Group trains 10,000 small trade women from EAC on cross-border laws

30 Jan 18  News
More than 10,000 small-scale women traders engaged in cross-border business in the East African Community (EAC) have been trained on laws governing trade among the member countries...
How new Pan-Africanist business men, women are driving Africa’s economic transformation – Osinbajo

How new Pan-Africanist business men, women are driving Africa’s economic transformation – Osinbajo

18 Jan 18  News
Africa’s impressive economic transformation is being driven by ambitious businessmen and women who are stepping beyond national borders and going global, said Vice President Yemi...
10th African Union Gender Pre-Summit calls on African women to join in the fight against corruption

10th African Union Gender Pre-Summit calls on African women to join in the fight against corruption

18 Jan 18  News
The Tenth African Union Gender Pre-Summit officially kicked off on Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 at the African Union (AU) Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The Gender Pre-Summ...
Women in Services Trade: Participation and Ownership, A Sub-Saharan African Focus

Women in Services Trade: Participation and Ownership, A Sub-Saharan African Focus

15 Dec 17  Publications
Trade in services makes an increasingly important contribution to economic growth, employment, and poverty reduction in countries across the globe. There is also mounting evidence ...
Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade outlines actions to empower women

Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade outlines actions to empower women

13 Dec 17  News
For the first time in the history of the World Trade Organization, WTO members and observers have endorsed a collective initiative to increase the participation of women in trade. ...
Group of WTO Members: Time to focus on gender as critical inclusion issue

Group of WTO Members: Time to focus on gender as critical inclusion issue

06 Dec 17  News
A coalition of developed and developing economies is expected to unveil a declaration in Buenos Aires outlining several steps they plan to take over the coming two years towards in...

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