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Project Description

Enabling gender equality by empowering all genders, and women, in particular, to effectively participate in modern society is one of the most important advances towards global sustainable development, encompassing equal representation in the labor market and political office (UN Sustainable Development Goal 5). 

The UGEEA Project aims to improve understanding of gender equality issues in the New Arctic at the national, regional, and local levels, identify concrete strategies for gender political, economic, and civic empowerment, and thereby facilitate sustainable policymaking for the New Arctic.


This project employs an inclusive, collaborative approach to collect and analyze datasets, documents, and case studies to understand to what extent political, economic, and civic empowerment is distributed by gender. 

Broader impacts of the UGEEA Project include recommendations for the promotion of gender equality and empowerment of women, raising public awareness of gender issues in the Arctic, and the development of a publicly available data compendium on gender empowerment.

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