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Women and Econ

U.S. Women Workers: Trends and Trade

Global Women's Project | Mon, Mar 17, 2003

U.S. Women Workers: Trends and Trade

This review gathers publications on the development of women's economic well being during the later half of the 20 th century, a time in which trade has increased substantially in the United States and the world. In the first part of this work, statistics and reports are used to examine trends in women's labor force participation, shift in occupations, and wages. The second half explores the development of U.S. trade and the possible impacts it may have on women's employment.
Fact Sheet #1: USAID Trade Related Capacity Building

Global Women's Project | Thu, Mar 6, 2003

Fact Sheet #1: USAID Trade Related Capacity Building

DID YOU KNOW THAT:
  • USAID is funding trade capacity programs with the end goal of paving the way for U.S. companies to access new markets abroad.
  • USAID spent 82.1 million dollars over the last three years to support capacity building on the WTO agreements.
  • USAID is focused on three major areas in its aid for trade: 1. Agriculture 2. Services 3. Singapore Issues (Competition Policy, Transparency, Investment)
Women's Economic Agenda in the 21st Century

Global Women's Project | Fri, Jun 1, 2001

Women's Economic Agenda in the 21st Century

"This paper addresses the questions: How have women benefited from organizing at the UN over the last 25 years? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the UN as a political space for women's human rights advocacy? How is globalization addressed in the Outcomes Document of Beijing + 5 at the UN? Why are women expanding their advocacy to include international institutions such as the WB, IMF and WTO? What critiques are women formulating around trade, investment, debt relief, poverty eradication, SAPs, oversees development assistance and national economic policy-making? This paper was released as the first paper in the the Center of Concern and International Gender and Trade Network Occasional Paper Series on Gender, Development and Trade."
New Challenges To Progress of UN Conference on Women

Global Women's Project | Tue, Mar 21, 2000

New Challenges To Progress of UN Conference on Women

At the Special Session Prepcom March 2003, the Center of Concern's Women's Project will continue to monitor the economic language that is being discussed at the regional and international levels and will call for a broader analysis of the impact of international trade and globalization on community well-being, with gender as central to the analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Post-Seattle Challenges for the WTO

Global Women's Project | Sun, Mar 19, 2000

Post-Seattle Challenges for the WTO

Because the U.S. media focused primarily on the protests in the streets, both violent (a truly small minority) and the non-violent (a great majority), this article will focus on the collapse of the formal ministerial meeting. The failure of the meeting can be interpreted through three lenses: political impasses, process aberrations (also political), and the role of civil society.

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