For decades, feminists have been demanding for a trade justice agenda that will remedy inequalities, ensure gender-responsive public services and infrastructure and promote and protect women’s human rights.
COVID-19 pandemic has further revealed the precariousness of the global-value chain and weak public infrastructure promoted by the privatizations and liberalization that the current trade and economic system, and the disproportionate impact it has brought to women. It has also revealed how precarious this hyper globalized world and the multilateral trade systems are as a whole.
On 5th June 2020, FEMNET’s member Dr. Michelle R. Maziwisa, joined the Gender Trade Coalition Webinar in discussing the feminist analysis on the impact of free trade in undermining women’s rights before andd during #COVID19 pandemic. Dr. Maziwisa highlights critical questions that women should be asking around the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Click here to listen to the Webinar https://www.