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Gender Mainstreaming

Gender inequalities in higher education, research, publishing and policy making are often present but not recognized or acknowledged.

INASP promotes equity by actively addressing the needs of both men and women across all our work and addressing issues of power within the research and knowledge system.

Read our Executive Director's statement of support for International Women's Day.

Keep up to date with our latest gender work.

The challenge

Highs and lows of gender equality in research


identifying the problems

Closing the gap: How INASP supports institutions to address gender inequality

Addressing gender issues within institutions requires going beyond numbers to raise awareness of the biases and barriers, to understand and adapt policies and practice to meet the needs of both women and men, and to address the structural and power issues that tend to keep inequalities in place.  

The process of gender mainstreaming can help institutions to systematically consider and address the needs of both men and women within the institution, in all areas and at all levels, leading towards the goal of institutions that can support both men and women equally and fully.

Our projects:

Download the INASP gender factsheet

INASP’s commitment to gender best practice

Supporting partners to mainstream and address gender issues within their institutions also requires INASP to better address gender issues within our own organization.

During 2016 we conducted a gender audit of our programme work to identify how we can better account for the needs of men and women in our programmes. We are implementing plans based on the audit recommendations in order to build on our existing good practices around gender equality.