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Women and Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement
AFTINET | 11.2.2013
Seminar on women and Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement
March 5, 12.15pm, Sydney
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, on March 5, at 12.15 pm in the Waratah Room at NSW Parliament.
The TPPA is a free trade agreement being negotiated between the US, Australia, and nine other Asia Pacific countries. The US wants to limit government rights to regulate in areas like medicine prices and essential services like health, and to give foreign corporations more rights to challenge national government law and policy. These policies would have negative impacts for working people, and particularly for women whose role as carers means they need affordable access to medicines and essential services.
AFTINET is campaigning to ensure the Australian Government implements its policies and does not agree to these proposals.
On October 6th, the StopTTIP European Citizens’ Initiative will come to an end. So far, over 2.75 million European citizens have answered this call for mobilisation against the EU-US free trade agreement (TTIP) and the EU-Canada agreement (CETA). The campaign would like to reach 3 million signatures in the coming days to send a strong signal to decision-makers. Please help out and sign the ECI now!
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29-Sep-2015 Karibu Foundation: Voices from the SouthGovernments around the globe are currently engaged in the biggest burst of trade and investment treaty negotiations since the 1990s. This new wave of trade deals is primarily being negotiated by governments and corporations in complete secrecy.
26-Sep-2015 CNCD-11.11.11Retour sur une journée d’actions et de rencontres ministérielles visant 6 gouvernements belges.
24-Sep-2015 Transport & EnvironmentThe VW cheating scandal highlights how far we are from any mutual recognition of standards, and how fundamental differences are between the rule of law in the US and in the EU.
18-Sep-2015 No al TTIP
La campaña estatal #NoalTTIP se reúne en Barcelona los días 19-20 para acordar las próximas movilizacionesLa campaña estatal #NoalTTIP se reúne en Barcelona este fin de semana con el fin de analizar el actual estado de las negociaciones y coordinar las estrategias de cara a los próximos meses, singularmente la semana de acción contra el TTIP del 10 al 17 de octubre.
18-Sep-2015 RebeliónAmigos de la Tierra se opone a cualquier tipo de arbitraje que otorgue derechos a las empresas por encima de gobiernos y ciudadanos.
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