Virtual Roundtable International Trade and Women’s Rights

Published on 7 Jul 2020, 22:03
As research definitively establishes a link between gender equality and global prosperity, more countries have sought to remove the economic barriers women face and foster their participation. In the United States, Congress is taking steps to ensure that U.S. trade policies enable opportunities for and do not discriminate against women: Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) recently introduced legislation to strengthen standards for women’s and workers’ rights for countries receiving U.S. trade preferences. Senator Bob Casey, Senator Catherine Cortez Masto, and Heather Hurlburt discuss why and how U.S. trade policy should protect and promote women’s rights and opportunities.


Bob Casey
U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, U.S. Senate

Catherine Cortez Masto
U.S. Senator from Nevada, U.S. Senate

Heather Hurlburt
Director, New Models Of Policy Change, New America


Jamille Bigio
Senior Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

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