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Our Publications

Rozanova-Smith, M., Petrov, A., Korkina Williams, V., Absalonsen, J., Alty, R., Arnfjord, S., Apok, C., Biscaye, E., Black., J., Carothers, C., Chapman, Y., Fusco, S., Gaini, F., Hayfield, E. A., Logadottir, H., Joona, T., Karlsdóttir, A., Kimmel, M., Larocque, B., Lempiäinen, K., Mack, L. M., Michaels, S., Mills, S., Naskali, P., Nielsen, S. S., Olsvig, I., Osipova, M., Poturaeva, A., Povoroznyuk, O., Quintal Marineau, M., Þrastardóttirv, B., Vinokurova, L., Zamyatina, N., and Zanotti, L. (2021). Gender Empowerment and Fate Control, in Gender Equality in the Arctic, ed. E.E. Oddsdóttir and H.O. Ágústsson, pp. 224-267. Iceland's Arctic Council Chairmanship, Arctic Council Sustainable Development Working Group, Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network, Icelandic Directorate for Equality, Stefansson Arctic Institute.


Photograph courtesy of the Icelandic Arctic Cooperation Network

Policy Relevant Highlights

Empowerment for all genders is essential to Arctic societies thrivability and sustainable development. 

The ability of all genders to thrive both contributes to community thrivability and depends on it. Moving gender empowerment and fate control from the periphery to the center of public policy discourse and decision making is vital to achieving Sustainable Development Goals in the Arctic .... 



At the regional and (sub)national level, despite vast differences in legal and political systems as well as sociocultural norms, the gender gap in the Arctic legislative and public administration bodies across the Circumpolar region persists to a greater or lesser extent in the numeric representation of different genders, gender differences in leadership positions, and gender-related clustering. 

The UGEEA findings on women's political representation in the Arctic regions are available here.

The evidence of the gender earnings gap is plentiful across the Arctic. UGEEA study collected the evidence of earnings (broadly defined) for all Arctic jurisdictions (at the regional level) for male and female earners in order to determine the size of the wage gap. As one may expect, the definitions of earnings varied among national datasets, but since we compared gender-specific earnings within the same region, this limitation was less of an issue. 

More information about gender earnings gap in the Arctic regions is available here.

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March 14, 2022


The United Nations’ Sixty-sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW66), NGO Forum 

Panel on Gender Equality and Empowerment in the Arctic.  

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