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Women and Globalisation: Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

When:

Tue 5 Mar 2013, 12:15pm–1:30pm

Where: Waratah Room, NSW Parliament House, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney CBD

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: campaign

“The problem with the free trade logic is that it puts trade above people's lives and shifts government focus from the welfare of people to the promotion of exports and imports.” Vandana Shiva, Feminist and trade activist

Never heard of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement being negotiated by Australia, the US and nine Asia Pacific countries? Think that trade agreements don’t affect women’s rights? Think again!

Trade agreements can create global rules which mean higher prices for medicines and for seeds used by women farmers, privatisation of public services and less ability for governments to make laws to protect women’s rights.

The Australian Fair Trade & Investment Network (AFTINET) presents a special seminar to mark the lead-up to
International Women’s Day and the 16th Round of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations being held in Singapore.

Speakers:
Dr Elizabeth Hill, Department of Political Economy, Sydney University – Women, Globalisation and Development

Dr Patricia Ranald, AFTINET – The Trans-Pacific Partnership: where is it up to and what are the issues for women?

Kelly Nichols, Doctors Without Borders - TPPA threats to access to affordable Medicines for women and other vulnerable groups