Mission and objectives

The Global Network of UNESCO Chairs on Gender is devoted to fostering a systematic exchange of information, and to communication and collaborative work among UNESCO Chairs and other organizations that analyze gender-related matters at the international level.


Its objectives are as follows:

To generate new knowledge linking gender studies and policies with education, culture, science, development, technology and other subject matters.

To provide access to a database and publication archive.

To coordinate forums, meetings and other in-person or on-line activities to promote debates on strategic gender-related topics.

To offer expert advice to national, regional and international organizations.

To disseminate information on the activities of the UNESCO Chairs on Gender in academia and among researchers, NGOs, foundations, governmental and cooperation agencies.

To build strategic partnerships with universities, research centers, NGOs, governments and foundations.