Women and Trade

How does international trade impact on women and gender equality?

This podcast episode was recorded on 7th September 2022.


Rem Korteweg, Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute


Beata Javorcik, Chief Economist, EBRD

Katrin Kuhlmann, Visiting Professor, Georgetown IIEL

The 2022 edition of the AIG Global Trade Series explores the competition and connectedness that characterise the current trade landscape.

In this podcast, Rem Korteweg (Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute) is joined by Beata Javorcik (Chief Economist, EBRD) and Katrin Kuhlman (Visiting Professor, Georgetown IIEL). Listen as they discuss the relationship between global trade and gender equality.

Unlocking the economic potential of women is key to unlocking development and growth opportunities. But are opportunities created by international trade also opportunities for gender equality? What steps can be taken to ensure that international trade and globalisation empower women and what role can new technologies play?


The Global Trade Series is a collaboration between AIG and the following international organizations with leading expertise on global trade: the Aspen Institute Germany; Chatham House (UK); the Clingendael Institute (The Netherlands); Institute of International Economic Law at Georgetown University Law Center (US); the International Chamber of Commerce (UK and France); the Italian Institute for International Political Studies; the Jacques Delors Institute (France); the Research Institute of Economy, Trade & Industry (Japan) and the St. Gallen Endowment for Prosperity through Trade (Switzerland).

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