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Zambia makes steady progress in financial inclusion but many women still excluded

Zambia makes steady progress in financial inclusion but many women still excluded

08 Nov 17  News
Almost 40 percent of Zambia’s adult population are formally financially included, or over 3.5 million people. This is according to the FinScope Zambia 2015 survey, which says the...
A transformative Continental Free Trade Area requires inclusion of women

A transformative Continental Free Trade Area requires inclusion of women

02 Nov 17  News
A group of experts met in Addis Ababa for the 2017 edition of the Continental Workshop on Trade and Gender under the theme, “The role of regional economic communities in supporti...
African tourists bring better jobs for women and youth

African tourists bring better jobs for women and youth

28 Sep 17  News
On a continent where unemployment is a major concern, tourism – especially tourism between African countries – is providing hope. The industry is expected to create some 1...
Etching gender into trade policy in the COMESA region

Etching gender into trade policy in the COMESA region

04 Aug 17  News
Putting gender issues at the heart of trade policy is vital if development is to be inclusive, and training decision makers is a key way to achieve that goal. Building upon the su...
Cross-border women traders call for friendly operating environment

Cross-border women traders call for friendly operating environment

19 Jul 17  News
Cross-border women traders have called on the government to support them and also improve the trading environment. The women traders operating between Rusizi-Bukavu and Rubavu-Goma...
The case for mainstreaming gender in trade policy

The case for mainstreaming gender in trade policy

23 Jun 17  News
Is trade policy an effective instrument to narrow existing gender gaps? Can more gender-sensitive trade policies hinder the spread of the anti-globalisation backlash? This article ...
Exploring the trade and gender nexus: The case of manufacturing in COMESA countries

Exploring the trade and gender nexus: The case of manufacturing in COMESA countries

13 Jun 17  News
How did the setting up of export processing zones (EPZs) in COMESA countries affect women? How did tariff changes affect female employment in the manufacturing sector? The Common ...
UN Commission on the Status of Women provides roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy

UN Commission on the Status of Women provides roadmap to women’s full and equal participation in the economy

27 Mar 17  News
UN Member States have committed to ensure women’s full and equal participation and leadership in the economy, as well as women’s right to work and rights at work, as a vital st...
Women must play a bigger role in trade

Women must play a bigger role in trade

24 Mar 17  News
Women must have a more prominent role in trade, experts said at a meeting in New York organized by UNCTAD and the Governments of Finland and Sweden. The meeting, held on 17 March ...
EALA passes key Gender Bill: Committee report

EALA passes key Gender Bill: Committee report

17 Mar 17  News
International Women’s Day was celebrated on 8 March 2017. As the globe came together to commemorate the day under the theme; “Be Bold for Change”, EALA legislators sitti...
Without a gender perspective, trade policy may undermine women’s empowerment

Without a gender perspective, trade policy may undermine women’s empowerment

14 Mar 17  News
Trade policies that are “gender-blind” can inadvertently undermine women’s economic empowerment, UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi said ahead of the opening in New York...
Female empowerment would unleash potential to chart new global future, Secretary-General tells Commission on Status of Women

Female empowerment would unleash potential to chart new global future, Secretary-General tells Commission on Status of Women

14 Mar 17  News
Inclusive economies powerful way to break cycles of poverty, UN-Women chief says From classrooms and boardrooms to military ranks and peace talks, the world was better off when th...
Women’s progress uneven and facing backlash, UN rights chief warns ahead of International Day

Women’s progress uneven and facing backlash, UN rights chief warns ahead of International Day

08 Mar 17  News
The United Nations Human Rights Office launched a joint report with the African Union and UN Women on 7 March 2017, detailing the progress and challenges to women’s struggle for ...
Africa to speak in one voice on key issues to boost women’s economic empowerment at CSW61

Africa to speak in one voice on key issues to boost women’s economic empowerment at CSW61

31 Jan 17  News
The Africa Ministerial Pre-Consultative Meeting convened in Addis Ababa to prepare for the upcoming 61st session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) concluded succe...
At Cape Town Forum, UN Women and partners seek ways to close gender data gaps

At Cape Town Forum, UN Women and partners seek ways to close gender data gaps

18 Jan 17  News
With only 41 per cent of countries regularly producing data on violence against women and only 13 per cent of countries having a dedicated gender statistics budget, the first-ever ...
EAC gender equality Bill to address gaps in trade

EAC gender equality Bill to address gaps in trade

18 Jan 17  News
East African Community (EAC) partner states will be legally obliged to collectively promote participation of women and men in regional trade and sustainable economic growth, while ...
Agriculture and commodities

Agriculture and commodities

04 Jan 17  Themes
tralac’s work in this area examines Africa’s trade in agriculture and commodities and the emerging challenges and opportunities for sustainability resulting from changes in glo...
African trade and integration

African trade and integration

04 Jan 17  Themes
tralac’s primary aim is to help build capacity for government officials, policymakers, and regional organisations to more adequately address the most pressing trade matters facin...
Priority trade policy actions to support the 2030 Agenda, transform African livelihoods and contribute to gender equality

Priority trade policy actions to support the 2030 Agenda, transform African livelihoods and contribute to gender equality

06 Oct 16  News
Priority Trade Policy Actions to Support the 2030 Agenda and Transform African Livelihoods In September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Developm...
The gender dimensions of services and global value chains

The gender dimensions of services and global value chains

05 Oct 16  News
The Gender Dimensions of Services The service sector makes a substantial contribution to GDP, providing jobs, crucial inputs and public services. In 2014 the service sector accoun...

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