Trade and gender congress opens with call for inclusive, research-backed path to recovery

Women are harder hit by global crises and research is vital to ensure trade policy makes an effective contribution to a gender-responsive recovery, speakers said on 5 December at the high-level opening session of the World Trade Congress on Gender. Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, opening the research conference, said the WTO is moving in the right direction and that research will help point the way.