Launched on International Women’s Day 2021, the “Les 8 du mois until we’re there” initiative highlights UNCTAD’s commitment to giving more visibility to how trade and economic policies affect men and women differently and the need for them to be more gender sensitive.
Gender equality is a fundamental human right, necessary to build a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Yet it remains unachieved across societies.
While International Women’s Day, marked on 8 March, is an occasion to celebrate women’s achievements and highlight the remaining barriers on the road to gender equality, one day is insufficient.
Many people and organizations rightly give priority to gender equality on 8 March, but they quickly return to “business as usual” the day after.
To ensure gender equality remains on the radar every month, this special initiative showcases diverse gender equality-focused products – such as events, videos and reports – and spotlights different contributions and actions needed to build Generation Equality.
(Les 8 du mois is French for "the 8th of every month".)
Consumer protection can contribute to a gender-equal world
Including a gender lens in consumer protection policies can empower women and help reduce gender disparities.
UNCTAD15: A ministerial conference committed to gender equality
The 15th session of the UN Conference on Trade and Development was the first to feature a forum dedicated to gender and development.
While we cannot sum-up women in numbers, gender data are important
By Isabelle Durant, Acting Secretary-General, UNCTAD, and Dr. Samira Asma, Assistant Director-General, World Health Organization
Fair Trade: A model that also promotes equality between women and men?
Representatives from the two leading global fair trade networks explain why their business model is also characterized by better gender balance.