Gender equality and EU Trade Agreements
Selling the EU’s soul: the lack of gender equality in EU-Asian Free Trade Agreements negotiations
Annick Masselot (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)
Annick Masselot assesses the tensions and contradictions that exist between the European Union’s (EU) internal and international legal obligations to achieve gender equality in all its activities, and its engagement in the global competitive economy. The context of the economic relations negotiations between the EU and the Asian region provides an excellent vantage point to highlight the significant difficulties in diffusing gender norms through the medium of trade and the consequences of not doing so. She argues that the lack of reflexivity has serious implications for the EU’s external actions and its own internal order.
For further information about this event, please contact Andrea Gideon: A.K.Gideon@leeds.ac.uk
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