Gender equality and equity are matters of fundamental human rights and social justice, as well as a prerequisite for sustainable development and achieving IUCN’s mission. IUCN is committed to advancing gender equality, including through women’s empowerment, as a Union that understands the importance of equal opportunity and inclusion, and whose policies respect diversity. 

While gender-responsive efforts are led and supported across the Union, IUCN’s gender team, part of the Global Programme on Governance and Rights, contributes to IUCN’s mission by providing knowledge, tools and strategies; policy and programme technical support; and capacity building to a wide range of partners and stakeholders – including IUCN members, offices, commissions, and networks.  

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