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EP wants to include gender equality in free-trade agreements
The European Parliament has adopted a resolution to better account for gender equality in trade agreements. The commission could follow up on the resolution in its agreement with Chile.
Trade deals must work for rural women say participants at key UN session
Trade agreements must take into account the concerns of the millions of women who earn their living off the land in developing countries, participants said at a meeting held during the 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations in New York organized by UNCTAD and the Asia Pacific Forum on Women Law and Development (APWLD).
Resist the onslaught of neo liberal attacks under CPTPP
Peoples movements, especially women, are enraged that the revived and rebranded CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership), an agreement set to trample on people’s rights, will be signed today, March 8, the very same day that is historically dedicated to honor the struggle of working class women against injustice and capitalist exploitation, and for the advancement of their rights.
Japan and Norway: Elevated economic, geopolitical and gender equality cooperation on the horizon
Bilateral ties between Tokyo and Oslo are set to converge, with multiple areas for cooperation.
Free trade or women’s rights?
After 30 years of neoliberal globalization, it has been increasingly acknowledged that austerity, privatization, deregulation of finance, markets and corporations, and trade and investment liberalization have had a devastating and discriminatory impact on women.
Women’s rights groups in Asia Pacific express relief on collapse of TPP
Women’s Rights Organisations expressed support for Canada’s reluctance to finalise the TPP11 negotiations at the APEC meeting today calling it a deal that would “deepen inequality” and “trade people for profit”
Dalit women: we’re fighting RCEP
Dalit people are the poorest people in India and would be among the most affected by RCEP.
RCEP: Robbing communities to extract profit
RCEP will give multinational corporations unprecedented rights
NAFTA 2.0: Will our feminist government walk the equality talk?
Renegotiating the agreement is an opportunity for Canada’s self-proclaimed feminist government to put words into action by tackling gender inequality and the structural barriers that female workers and business owners face across all three countries.
‘RCEP will hit economically backward women the most’
Worst hit will be families with female heads, 23 million of which are in rural areas.
Sweeping free trade deal poised to benefit companies at the expense of small-scale farmers
A free trade deal that would spur economic growth in the eyes of government officials could also force farmers from traditional livelihoods and disproportionately harm women, say Asian advocacy groups.
Hyderabad: NGOs hold protest against RCEP talks
NGOs from across the country protested in Hyderabad against the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership talks being held in Hyderabad.
Women up in arms against Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
At a rally held in Hyderabad, women from different parts of India marched along with other marginalised communities to protest the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Women farmers take out rally to oppose RCEP free trade agreement
Women from different parts of India marched along with other marginalised communities to protest the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, the mega Free Trade Agreement which is currently being negotiated in India.
No RCEP Campaign: Stop trading away human rights
The ’No RCEP’ campaign urges governments to consider the adverse impact of the mega free trade agreement
Canada and Chile push gender equality through trade
Canada and Chile updated a 20-year-old free trade agreement by adding a groundbreaking clause on gender equality to encourage women’s entrepreneurship and employment.
Women’s intervention at the RCEP TNC 18th round stakeholders’ meeting in Philippines
The RCEP will only further marginalize women
Protests mark RCEP Manila rounds
#NoRCEP week of actions at the 18th TNC Meeting of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Stop trading workers’ rights over profits
RCEP magnifies existing inequalities and discriminates against women, indigenous peoples, people living with HIV or other illnesses, people with disabilities,rural communities, farmers and workers