October 1, 2018

Azevêdo stresses role of trade in helping women participate fully in the global economy

Speaking at a Workshop on Women in Global Value Chains held at the WTO on 1 October, Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said that women currently face a range of barriers in participating in international trade and in connecting to global value chains. Ways to overcome these obstacles include helping women integrate into the formal sector, improving access to capital, increasing awareness of trade regulations and facilitating digital inclusion. He concluded: “The economic case for empowering women is clear. Trade is just one part of the picture — but it is an essential part.”

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