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Workshop on gender and trade-related issues

For Release Upon Receipt - October 8, 2010

St. Augustine

ST AUGUSTINE, Trinidad And Tobago – The Institute of International Relations (IIR) of The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus and the Caribbean Network for Integrated Rural Development (CNIRD) have organised a workshop on Trade-Related and Gender Issues in the Context of the CARICOM/Canada Negotiations. The workshop takes place on Tuesday October 12, 2010 from 9am to 4pm at the THA Planning Department Conference Room, Corner Main and Bernette Street, Scarborough, Tobago.

The workshop is being held for the Trinidad & Tobago National Working Committee on Trade, and is the fourth in a series designed to look at trade-related labour and gender issues.  It is being funded through a grant from the Canadian Government, which is implemented by the Caribbean Policy Development Centre.

Marissa Mohamed of the National Working Committee on Trade will provide a background to the workshop, and after greetings by Dr. Annita Montoute, Representative of Institute of International Relations, Shantal Munro Knights, Deputy Coordinator, Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC), will discuss the CARICOM/Canada Trade Agreement and Tracie Rogers of the Institute of Gender & Development Studies will speak on Gender Implications in Trade Agreements.

Past workshops have focused on trade unions, the private sector, persons with disabilities, and civil society and rural women.

For further information, please contact Ms. Marissa Mohamed, Research Officer & Program Officer for PISLM Caribbean Network for Integrated Rural Development, 3 St. John’s Road, St. Augustine. Tel. (868) 221-8497, (mobile) 355-8558.

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