Gender Responsive Standardization: participate to the UNECE survey!

As part of its efforts towards gender responsive standardization, the UNECE's Gender Responsive Standards Initiative (GRSI) has launched a new survey and invites all Standards Bodies to take a few minutes to share their experiences related to Gender responsive standards practices and training needs. The survey, developed by UNECE GRSI’s Project Team 1 ‘Training and Best Practice’, has been designed to learn about current gender and standards practices and identify potential knowledge gaps and training needs within standards bodies.

The survey takes between 10-15 minutes to complete and will be available until 31 January 2022. To participate, please click on the button below:


Survey findings – which will remain strictly anonymous – will be integrated within the work of the Initiative and will be used in a forthcoming report to advance overall gender-responsiveness in standardization. Questions or comments about the survey can be addressed to the UNECE secretariat (


CEN and CENELEC, together with their Members, are committed to offering a transparent, open and inclusive system as the gateway for standardization in Europe. In 2019, CEN and CENELEC signed the UNECE Declaration on gender responsive standards and standards development, pledging to support the creation of gender responsive standards. In addition, more than 20 Members of CEN and CENELEC individually signed the Declaration, as a sign of collective commitment for gender equality in standardization.


CEN and CENELEC are proud to join other national and international standardization bodies in making the standard development process more gender responsive and thus help achieve Goal 5 of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals for 2030, ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’. CEN and CENELEC's commitments include promoting the Declaration, designing and proactively implementing a Gender Action Plan, and monitoring progress by collecting and sharing success stories and best practices with their Members.




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