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Gender-related UNESCO Chairs and Networks

05 - Gender Equality

Since the designation of Gender Equality as a Global Priority in 2007, UNESCO has significantly increased its number of Chairs and Networks on Gender Equality. It currently comprises 27 Chairs and 3 Networks from all over the world who carry out research, training and advocacy regarding gender-related matters: youth, gender-based violence, education of girls and women, sexuality, communication, human rights, democracy, women’s political and economic participation and activism, STEAM education, urban planning and climate change.

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UNESCO Networks

Country Name
Australia International Network on Gender, Media and ICTs
Korea (Republic of) The International Network for Women’s Empowerment through ICT Skills and Leadership Education
United States of America UNITWIN Network on Gender, Culture and People-Centered Development



Country Name
Argentina UNESCO Chair on Women, Sciences and Technology
Brazil UNESCO Chair on Water, Women and Development
Burkina Faso UNESCO Chair on Women, Gender, Sciences, Society and Sustainable development
China UNESCO Chair in Media and Gender
Colombia UNESCO Chair for the promotion of Gender Equality
Côte d'Ivoire UNESCO Chair on Water, Women and Decision-making
Cyprus UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment
Egypt UNESCO Chair on the Empowerment of Women through Science and Technology
Greece UNESCO Chair on Women, Peace and Security: Building Capacity and Resilience through Education and Research
India UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
Japan UNESCO Chair on Gender and Vulnerability in Disaster Risk Reduction Support
Kenya UNESCO Chair in Women and Community Health
Mexico UNESCO Chair in Gender, Leadership and Equity
Morocco UNESCO Chair on Water, Women and Decision-making
Peru UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutions
Poland UNESCO Chair in Women, Society and Development
Spain UNESCO Chair in Policies on Gender and Equal Rights between Women and Men
Spain UNESCO Chair on Women, Development and Cultures
Spain UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality Policies in Science, Technology and Innovation
Spain UNESCO Chair on Appropriate Technologies for Human Development
Sudan UNESCO Chair in Women, Science and Technology
Togo UNESCO Chair in Women, Science and Reasoned Water Management in West Africa
Turkey UNESCO Chair on Improvement in Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Turkey UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Sustainable Development
Turkey UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Culture
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland UNESCO Chair in Gender Research
United States of America UNESCO Chair on Gender, Wellbeing and a Culture of Peace