Why Gender and Commerce?

The strategies of economic openness and trade liberalization that have been implemented in the last decades have had a strong impact on Latin American economies and societies. Despite auspicious outlooks, economic growth slowed and vulnerability increased with unprecedented crises and recession. The region as a whole reinforced the characteristic of being the most inequitable in the world in terms of income distribution. This is the reason why La Red Internacional de Género y Comercio (International Gender and Trade Network, IGTN) exists.