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Striking a Better Gender Balance in Decision-Making

Worldwide, women are underrepresented in governing bodies. This pattern persists in many organizations, businesses and schools and, in some cultures, extends into the family and household where women have little decision-making power. IISD aims to help improve the gender balance in decision-making processes relevant to sustainable development.


Key Focus

Gender Parity in Decision-Making
IISD is working to improve gender parity in IISD-organized decision-making and capacity-building forums. Notable are the annual forums of 'developing country negotiators' where we aim for gender equality among speakers and participants. We continuously monitor participation in other initiatives and forums such as our Internships, Trade Knowledge Network and the Lake Winnipeg Basin Summit.