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Gender Equality

Gender equality is critical to achieving sustainable development. For any development effort to be sustainable and effective, it must consider the needs of all people, including those who don’t typically have a voice in decision making.

With that in mind, IISD actively works with governments and other actors to ensure consideration of gender issues in sustainable development policies and investments. 

We focus on:

  • Addressing gender differences in development needs, opportunities and capacities
  • Promoting gender-balanced participation and influence in sustainable development decision-making processes
  • Facilitating equitable access to, and control over, resources
  • Tracking gender impacts of sustainable development policies and actions

Scroll down for examples or view our FAQ outlining what IISD does to advance gender equality.

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