Gender manifesto

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Published: February 2016
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IIED’s mission is to build a fairer, more sustainable world using evidence, action and influence in partnership with others. But without gender equality and gender equity, there can be no social justice or sustainable development. Gender equality and gender equity are fundamental to achieving IIED's mission. But they are not just prerequisites to the issues we work on, they are also essential to our ways of working.

We are an institute that believes in collaboration, impact and fairness – inside our institute as well as in the wider world.

Our research and action aims to put people first in the environmental agenda. We want to empower the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people to improve their own livelihoods while respecting environmental limits.

This gender manifesto details our vision, key goals and a series of commitments by IIED to making our gender promises a reality.

This manifesto was replaced in 2020 by IIED's gender equality policy:

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IIED (2016). Gender manifesto. .
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