Trade and trade liberalisation have very different impacts on women and men – which can result in fundamental shifts in gender roles, relationships and inequalities. Moreover increasing claims that countries should be enabled to ‘trade their way out of poverty’ means that there is an urgent need to address how trade can promote gender equality and development. What policies are likely to have an effect on gender equality and how can such policies be influenced? How can development practitioners promote gender equality and better support women’s access to the benefits of trade? This pack aims to support trade specialists in bringing a gender perspective into their work, and to help gender specialists to understand the broad implications of trade policy and practice. The pack is a concise and practical resource consisting of an Overview Report, a Supporting Resources Collection (summaries of key texts, case studies, tools and key organisations), and an issue of the bulletin Gender and Development In Brief.