(Photo: Icelandic - Arctic Cooperation Network)The conference Gender Equality in the Arctic: Current Realities, Future Challenges, will be held in Akureyri, 30 – 31 October 2014.

The event will broadly focus on the living condition of women and men throughout the Circumpolar North, addressing key issues such as access to and control over resources, political representation, participation in decision making, regional development, human security and both material and cultural well – being.

This conference will bring together government representatives, policy makers, academics and a wide range of other stakeholders such as from the business community, resource managers and users, community leaders and NGO representatives.

Together with a comprehensive follow-up report, the conference will lay the foundation for a cooperation network of the various stakeholders researching, teaching and discussing and promoting gender equality in the Arctic.

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