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When: Friday, May. 14, 2021 ; 12:00pm – 1:30pm ET

Where: Virtual event


As an area of emphasis for Iceland, gender equality was included as one of the priority issues of its Arctic Council Chairmanship program in 2019-2021. Gender Equality in the Arctic (GEA), dating back to 2013, is an international collaborative project intended to raise visibility and understanding of diverse gender topics in the region. A major component of Gender Equality in the Arctic Phase III (GEAIII), launched in 2019, has been the development of a pan-Arctic report to identify priorities and concrete strategies to increase diversity and gender balance in policy- and decision-making processes.

Please join us for the virtual launch event on the Pan-Arctic Report on Gender Equality in the Arctic, hosted by the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Iceland, the Icelandic Arctic Council Chairmanship, the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network, the Stefansson Arctic Institute, the Directorate of Equality in Iceland, and the Institute of Arctic Studies at Dartmouth. The report provides an overview of gender-related issues in the Arctic, including Law & Governance; Security; Gender and Environment; Migration and Mobility; Indigeneity, Gender, Violence, and Reconciliation; and Empowerment and Fate Control.