Contemporary Issues of Gender in the Arctic - Arctic Circle 2017

 

contemporary issues of gender in the arcticPhoto: Arctic Council Secretariat / Linnea NordströmGunn-Britt Retter (on the right in this image), Head of the Arctic and Environmental Unit of the Saami Council, chaired the panel on contemporary issues of gender in the Arctic organized by Northern Research Forum (NRF), the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN), and the GlobalArctic Project and the University of Iceland, for the Arctic Circle conference 2017. 

The purpose of the session was  to further promote an extensive, policy-relevant dialogue on gender in the Arctic and to continue to raise awareness of the situation of men and women in the region. The session builds on themes addressed at the conference “Gender Equality in the Arctic: Current realities Future Challenges” – held in Iceland in October 2014 - and includes topics such as Political Representation and Participation in Decision-Making: Gendered Dimensions; Regional Socio-Economic Development and its Gendered Impacts; Climate and Environmental Change, Natural Resource Development, and Gender; (Re-)Construction of Gender in the Arctic; Human Security: Gendered Aspects; and Human Capital and Gender: Migration, Mobility, Education and Adaptation, Indigenous peoples and underrepresented minorities of the Arctic. The session is one of the NRF Panel organized together with the Northern Research Forum (NRF), the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network (IACN), the GlobalArctic Project and the University of Iceland. 

You can download the report published after the International Conference "Gender Equality in the Arctic: Current Realities, Future Challenges" held in Akureyri at the end of October 2014. If you want to receive a hard copy of the report on "Gender Equality in the Arctic", just get in contact with us.

SPEAKERS 

Kristín Ástgeirsdóttir, Director, Centre for Gender Equality Iceland: "Gender Equality in the Arctic - Diversity is Key"

Silja Bára Ómarsdóttir, Adjunct Lecturer, University of Iceland: "Full and Substantive Gender Equality - How to Get Away from Symbolic Representation and Counting Heads"

Gunhild Hoogensen Gjørv, Nansen Professor, UNAK/Professor, UiT-TheArctic University of Norway: "The Role of Trust In Human Security In The Arctic: A Gender-Based Analysis"

Henri Myrttinen, the Head of Gender, International Alert, Peacebuilding Organisation, London: "Gender Champions and Feminist Foreign Policies: Bringing in Critical Masculinities Perspectives into GenderPolicy in the Arctic Region"

Chair: Gunn-Britt Retter, Head of Arctic and Environmental Unit of the Saami Council

 

 

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