Materials and Coalitions shared:
- To join and find out about the coalition in Europe to stop “StopEUMercosur”: https://stopeumercosur.org/
- To join and find out about the Latin American feminist cooperation to fight against the EU-Mercosur agreement: https://americalatinasintlc.org/
- To read about feminist ecology including actions after the Rio Convention: https://www.equit.org.br/novo/?p=1200
- For other webinars and resources on gender just trade, you can also visit: https://sites.google.com/regionsrefocus.org/gtc/home, the Gender Trade Coalition, and for European feminist collaboration: https://wideplus.org/get-involved/wg-gender-and-trade/
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The current draft of the EU-Mercosur agreement includes the common features of a European multilateral free trade agreement, with elements that are expected to harm nature, farmers in different continents and decent livelihoods for indigenous communities. It’s impacts on gender inequalities are not often discussed. This webinar will reflect what a gender just trade policy would entail for the EU-Mercosur agreement and where it falls short.
This webinar will offer simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish. This webinar is organized by WIDE+ and the Gender Trade Coalition, in collaboration with Seattle2Brussels.d several of the parliaments of the EU member states.
Moderator: Edmé Dominguez, School of Global Studies, Gothenburg University, Sweden, board member GADIP and WIDE+
Graciela Rodriguez work at the instituto equit, the institute for Gender, Economy and Global Citizenship in Brazil, and is a member of the Gender Trade Coalition. She has monitored the trade negotiations from a women’s rights perspective for the Mercosur region for a long time. She was the Global Coordinator of IGTN (International Gender and Trade Network) in the previous decade and a member of the Executive Coordination and the Gender WG of REBRIP – Brazilian Network for the Integration of Peoples in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.
Bettina Müller works at the NGO Powershift, which is a German non-governmental organization that promotes a sustainable economic alternative, through monitoring trade, raw materials and climate policy. She is an associate researcher with the Transnational Institute (TNI) and specialises on the trade and investment regime in Latin America and the Carribbean. She is part of the Seattle2Brussels, where she involved in the EU-wide campaign “Rights for People, Rules for Corporations – Stop ISDS” and currently the campaign to stop the EU-Mercosur agreement from being concluded.
Alma Espino is a researcher and professor at Institute of Economics, University of the Republic, Uruguay. Since 2013 she is President and member of the CIEDUR Board of Directors and coordinator of the Development and Gender area. Since 2003 she has been a professor in the Regional Training Program on Gender and Public Policy (PRIGEPP-FLACSO) and since 2006 she has belonged to the Latin American Working Group on Gender, Macroeconomics and International Economics. Espino has worked as a consultant for government agencies and ministries in the country and the region, as well as international organizations (World Bank, UNRISD, IDB, ECLAC, UNDP, ILO, and others). She is a member of the Board of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE).