Global challenges require a gender dimension
When addressing global challenges, the roles and rights of women and men are often different. Separate gender assessments, and likely different policies, may be required.
Shirley Malcolm, Head of Education and Human Resources Programs at American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), calls for a systematic approach to raising issues of a gender dimension – one that is involved in reporting, research, policy-making and implementation.
Applying a gender lens involves interacting with gender dimensions of particular goals and considering effectiveness, while intersecting science, technology and innovation.