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Are gender inequalities in trade leading to climate change?

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Effects of Trade policy on social and economic activities is different in women and men as their social and economic roles in society are different like access and control of resources, political, socio – cultural and economic factors.  Due to gender biases in education, control of resources, unequal distribution of income, trainings, unequal access to productive inputs this puts women at the back foot in trade and the opportunities trade liberalisation has to offer. At different levels of household, sector and government the impacts of MICRO, MESO and MACRO on trade affect women, girls, men and boys differently but women and girls suffer more. About 70% of the world’s poor 900 million are women (UNDP Human Development Report, 1996).
In Uganda households with informal business are largely found in the central region with 36%; Western region with 26%; Eastern region with 24% while the northern region has 14%.  There are about 1.8 million informal businesses out of the 6.2 million house…