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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

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    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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    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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    Beyond Problems Analysis - Using Appreciative Inquiry to Design and Deliver Environmental, Gender Equity and Private Sector Development Projects

    Beyond Problems Analysis - Using Appreciative Inquiry to Design and Deliver Environmental, Gender Equity and Private Sector Development Projects

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