On March 8 in Chile, which is International Women’s Day, Australia and 10 other countries will sign a revised version of the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement, rebranded as the ‘Comprehensive Progressive’ TPP (CPTPP).
But feminist organisations and women’s groups around the world have condemned the signing of the deal, due to analysis that shows it will likely entrench gender inequality. The deal gives special rights to foreign investors to sue governments, entrenches stronger monopolies on medicines, restricts the regulation of essential services and will lead to increased numbers of vulnerable temporary migrant workers.
The Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network (AFTINET) and ActionAid Australia are hosting a public forum to coincide with the signing of the deal, which will discuss the impact that the CPTPP will have on women across the globe.
- When: 12.30pm – 2pm, Friday March 9, 2018.
- Where: Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street Sydney 2000.
- Dr Patricia Ranald, AFTINET
- Michelle Higelin, Executive Director, ActionAid Australia
- Jane Brock, Executive Officer, Immigrant Women’s Speakout Association NSW
- Hoang Phuong Thao, ActionAid Vietnam Country Director (via video link)
For more information contact:
AFTINET – Dr Patricia Ranald, 0419 695 841
ActionAid Australia – Holly Miller, 0432 781 294