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Gender, Development, and Trade

Edited By Caroline Sweetman
ISBN: 9780855985325
This book shows how women are finding ways to influence national and international trade policy agendas in developed countries and are joining forces in global forums to campaign for reforms over trade agreements on agricultural products, intellectual property, and the movement of migrant labour

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  • Synopsis
    Women all over the world are increasingly employed - and exploited - at the far end of the global supply chain. Whether by picking fruit in Chile, processing cashews in Mozambique, sewing in Chinas Export Processing Zones, or providing biotech companies with indigenous knowledge in India, women’s labour and skill are crucial elements in the scaling up of globalised production processes. It might be argued that women benefit in terms of status and income from this trend, but what are the hidden costs of new trade regimes, and do they outweigh the benefits? What do women stand to lose from trade agreements on agricultural products, intellectual property, and the movement of migrant labour? Contributors to this volume show how women are finding ways to influence national and international trade policy agendas in developed countries and are joining forces in global forums to campaign for reforms. Authors include Nazneen Kanji, Pun Ngai, Peggy Ntseane, Marceline Suman Sahai, and Marceline White. Case studies are cited from a wide range of countries, including Australia, Botswana, China, Mexico, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe.
  • Table of Contents
    Editorial
    Maree Keating

    'Good jobs'; and hidden costs: women workers documenting the price of precarious employment'
    Thalia Kidder and Kate Raworth

    Global trade and home work: closing the divide
    Annie Delaney

    Women workers and precarious employment in Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, China
    Pun Ngai

    Being a female entrepreneur in Botswana: cultures, values, strategies for success
    Peggy Ntseane

    Look FIRST from a gender perspective: NAFTA and the FTAA
    Marceline White

    Are trade agreements with the EU beneficial to women in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific?
    Karin Ulmer

    TRIPS and Biodiversity: a gender perspective
    Suman Sahai

    Women, trade and migration
    Donn Flynn and Eleonore Kofman

    Gender, the Doha Development Agenda and the post-Cancun trade negotiations
    Mariama Williams

    Corporate responsibility and women's employment: the cashew nut case
    Nazneen Kanji

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    Editor Caroline Sweetman
    Number of Pages 100
    Format Paperback / softback