Briefing: International Women’s Day 2021

March 8, 2021

International Women’s Day, celebrated every year on March 8, is a day to reflect on women’s achievements and the progress made toward gender equality. But it also reminds us of the pressing gaps in our policies, systems and organizations that reinforce inequality. As the United Nations notes, “The world has made unprecedented advances, but no country has achieved gender equality.” 


This year, we would like to recognize the achievements made by women at CIGI and to consider how gender intersects with our own research. To start the conversation, we’ve compiled a list of recent work that explores the importance of gender perspectives in technology development, the complicated relationship between gender and economic empowerment, and the value of diversity.


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