Simonetta Zarrilli

Chief, Trade, Gender and Development Programme, UNCTAD

Opinion

14 November 2017
While the nexus between trade policy, gender equality, and sustainable development is increasingly clear, a new generation of free trade agreements is incorporating trade and gender chapters, signalling a noticeable shift from past practice. Can this be regarded as a true revolution in the way the...

Bridges news

20 June 2017
La politique commerciale est-elle un instrument efficace de réduction des inégalités entre les sexes ? Des politiques commerciales plus sensibles aux questions de genre peuvent-elle endiguer la progression des tendances anti-mondialisation ? Les politiques commerciales ne sont pas neutres en...
13 June 2017
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 attempts to provide answers to these questions with a focus on Africa. Trade policy is not gender neutral. The...
9 November 2015
Key lessons can be learned from specific country-level case studies. This article looks at the importance of gender considerations in fisheries trade policy improvements in The Gambia with an eye on more inclusive outcomes. The relationship between trade and gender is highly contextual and country-...
8 April 2015
The relationship between trade and gender is highly contextual and country-specific. However, it is at times possible to extrapolate some general patterns that are likely to be found across countries. This article dwells on the gender ramifications of an export-led strategy in fisheries in The...