Here you can find Networks and Projects which are engaged in issues of gender and equality in the Arctic region. You can visit each Network’s website, or write to the contact person directly.
If you can contribute to these endeavors we would be very grateful. Please contact Embla at The Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network regarding other Networks and Projects which are not listed here and are engaged in gender and equality in Arctic. We welcome your feedback.
The Arctic Youth Network
The Arctic Youth Network is a global network of youth engaging in Arctic affairs. Through through pan-Arctic and international cooperation and capacity-building, the AYN aims to provide aspiring leaders of all genders and cultures with equitable access to the resources they need to advance change their own way on Arctic issues.
International Arctic Science Committee, Social & Human Working Group
Our scientific interests: Arctic residents and change; histories, perceptions and representations of the Arctic; securities, governance and law; natural resources, use, exploitation and development: past, present, future; human health and well-being.
The Nordic countries have worked together for over four decades to improve gender equality in all aspects of society. Gender equality between the sexes is a condition for the success of the Nordic Model and a pillar of the modern Nordic welfare states.
The Directorate of Equality
Among the Directorate‘s various tasks are monitoring of the implementation of the before mentioned acts, informing on equality as well as to conduct training and consulting services to individuals, companies, corporations, and government agencies at all levels.
THE NATIVE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION OF CANADA
The association is founded on the collective goal to enhance, promote, and foster the social, economic, cultural and political well-being of First Nations, Métis and Inuit women, girls and gender-diverse people within First Nations, Métis and Inuit Canadian societies.
WOMEN IN THE ARCTIC AND ANTARCTIC
Access barriers, such as transportation limitations, family responsibilities, geography, and funding hinder many women from participating in traditional networking. The Women in the Arctic and Antarctic initiative fosters a gender-positive environment to facilitate easily accessible international networking and information sharing.
online Program for UArctic Congress side event "Women of the Arctic"
Building on ongoing academic efforts to better understand gender in the Arctic, Women of the Arctic seeks to carve out a non-academic space for women and girls who work on or live in the Arctic to explore the roles and contributions of women to northern policy-making, research, exploration, art, activism, and daily life.
Previous Networks & Projects
Femina Borealis - Women and Development in the North
“Femina Borealis - Women and Development in the North” was an international - Barents' region network consisting partners from Finland, Sweden, Norway and Russia. Founded in 1993. The main aims were: bring forward, mediate and develop knowledge about women's lives, history and visions for the future in the Barents Region; influence the political and economic development in the North. The main activities: discussions and campaigns aimed at women-friendly, culturally pluralistic regional policy; study programmes and courses, including open university and research courses; video conferences. Supports research efforts.