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IISD is dedicated to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment, both in our workplace and through our work.

Within our workplace, we aim to attract highly qualified professionals by implementing cutting-edge internal policies and practices that contribute to gender equality.

In addition, IISD works on a number of initiatives to ensure that sustainable development policies and legislation support gender equality and women’s empowerment. We focus on:

  • Gender impacts of sustainable development policies
  • Gender differences in development needs, opportunities and capacities
  • Women’s access to, and control over, resources
  • Women’s participation and influence in sustainable development decision-making processes

  • Policy Brief
    A Framework for Gender-Responsive National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes

    A Framework for Gender-Responsive National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes

    This brief discusses gender equality in the context of the formulation and implementation of National Adaptation Plans (NAPs).

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  • Blog
    Strengthening the Ties Between Gender and Resilience? Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

    Strengthening the Ties Between Gender and Resilience? Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy

    Canada’s new feminist international assistance policy provides a bold and exciting approach to address international development challenges in contexts where inequality and exclusion of women and girls still prevail. 

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  • Blog
    How Can the SDGs Contribute to Gender Equality?

    How Can the SDGs Contribute to Gender Equality?

    How are the Sustainable Development Goals looking to ensure gender equity. This International Women's Day, Livia Bizikova takes a look.

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  • Report
    Promoting Gender Equality in Foreign Agricultural Investments: Lessons from voluntary sustainability standards

    Promoting Gender Equality in Foreign Agricultural Investments: Lessons from voluntary sustainability standards

    This report looks deeper into the successes and failures of existing global standards on agribusinesses in developing countries to determine how they can help improve the situation of rural women.

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  • Report
    Gender and Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Current status of research

    Gender and Fossil Fuel Subsidy Reform: Current status of research

    Little is known about the gender differentiated impacts of fossil fuel subsidy reforms. This review takes stock of existing knowledge, identifies knowledge gaps and sets out plans for future research in this area.

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  • Commentary
    Rural Women, Partner in the Development Process

    Rural Women, Partner in the Development Process

    Rural women are invaluable to sustainable development and human well-being, yet they often remain in the shadows as they face incredible challenges...

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  • Paper
    Power, Gender and Fossil-fuel Subsidy Reform in India

    Power, Gender and Fossil-fuel Subsidy Reform in India

    This paper explores the link between fossil-fuel subsidies and gender in India.It focuses on the likely gender impacts of reform across cooking,...

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  • Paper
    Beyond Barriers: The Gender Implications of Trade Liberalization in Southern Africa

    Beyond Barriers: The Gender Implications of Trade Liberalization in Southern Africa

    Summary:Although trade can be a catalyst for gender equality, the effects of trade liberalization and economic globalization on women, in...

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  • Paper
    Beyond Barriers: The Gender Implications of Trade Liberalization in Southeast Asia

    Beyond Barriers: The Gender Implications of Trade Liberalization in Southeast Asia

    Summary: There is little doubt that trade liberalization has had a profound effect on the well-being of women in Southeast Asia. Not all of these...

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  • Paper
    Beyond Barriers: The Gender Implications of Trade Liberalization in Latin America

    Beyond Barriers: The Gender Implications of Trade Liberalization in Latin America

    Summary:Empirical studies on gender impacts of trade liberalization in South American countries can be roughly divided into four groups. The first...

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