Virtual Institute Teaching Material on Trade and Gender

Volume 1
Unfolding the links

Virtual Institute Teaching Material on Trade and Gender - Volume 1: Unfolding the linksVolume 1 explores the consequences of trade for women’s economic empowerment and well-being and the impact of gender inequality on trade.

After introducing the concepts, definitions and analytical frameworks related to gender and trade, it analyzes the effects of trade on women in the different roles they play in the economy and society - as wage workers, producers, traders, consumers and tax payers. It then looks at the impact of gender on trade by examining the effects of gender-based inequalities on trade performance, focusing in particular on women as a source of competitive advantage and as under-achievers of competitive advantage.