WG Gender and Trade

This Working Group is currently finalising a briefing on EU trade policy from a feminist perspective. The paper is the result of a year-long collaboration between experts that are WIDE+ members and partners from other Civil Society groups, trade Unions, Universities and others. The paper presents concrete recommendations on how to engender trade policies and concludes that we need a radical transformation of the current neo-liberal policy preferences. It also reflects on current research.

The goals of this Working Group is to promote women’s rights in European trade policy, through advocacy and knowledge building. After the position paper ‘EU Trade and Gender’ to be published June 2017, the Working Group will undertake other researches, analysis and will continue to present women’s rights in trade policies, in particular EU trade policies.

You can contact: info@wide-network.org for more information and when you are interested to take part. Interested activists, researchers, associations and groups are much welcomed!

Past activities:

WIDE+ at European Parliament hearing, 11 May, 2017

WIDE+ Working Group spoke at the European Parliament Hearing organized by the FEMM and INTA committees (gender equality and international trade).

To listen to the hearing:

To read WIDE+ contribution: WIDE_EP_INTA_FEMM2017

Presentation WIDE+ Conference 2016

WG at International Conference “Movements, Borders, Rights? Feminist Perspectives on global issues in Europe”, 24-25 October, 2016:


Intervention European Parliament INTA meeting, 2015

WIDE+ intervened during EP INTA meeting on EP study ‘The EU’s trade policy from gender blind to gender sensitive’. The intervention and hearing: