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Gender equality and women's economic empowerment can support and contribute to economic growth

By Eproint - 28/06/2022

Gender-responsive trade policies and rulemaking can create an ecosystem that support women's economic empowerment which contributes to strengthening women's resilience in crises, according to a statement released by the delegations from El Salvador, Iceland and Botswana at the Twelfth Session of the Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization.

Over the last five years, research-based evidence and joint work by WTO Members has been carried out and underlined the importance of addressing gender and trade issues at the WTO. This work is in line with the objectives of the WTO, as stipulated in its preamble, other international and regional instruments and Sustainable Development Goal 5 (on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls).

Participating WTO Members have:

1. Held thematic discussions on trade and gender issues, putting these issues on the WTO agenda for the first time;

2. Strengthened their experience and expertise in inclusive policy making, including in designing and implementing gender-responsive trade policies, rule-making and Aid-for-Trade programmes; and

3. Started work on the first work plan on trade and gender in the WTO, based on four pillars: (i) gender-responsive policy making; (ii) gender lens applied to WTO; (iii) research and analytical work; and (iv) Aid for Trade. 

By Eproint - 28/06/2022
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In El Salvador, Practice Head Edy Guadalupe Portal is a partner at Eproint and has more than 25 years of experience in Intellectual Property. Since 1995, she has been recognized as the Salvadoran voice of Intellectual Property protection for always informing the IP community about changes to IP law and international treaties.

During her career, Mrs. Portal has helped numerous international law firms and in-house counsel with all facets of their IP matters in El Salvador and Central America. Her extensive practice includes work in trademarks, patents, industrial designs, utility models, copyrights, unfair competition, foreign investment, regulatory law/health registrations, licensing, franchising, appellations of origin, geographical indications, IP litigation, fashion law, new technologies, data privacy, cybersecurity, domain names, entertainment law, advertisement law, trade secrets, valuation of intangibles, and IP due diligence. She is also recognized for the great anti-piracy and anti-counterfeiting results she has delivered for her clients. She also helps coordinate Latin America Intellectual Property Protection for the firm.