Action plan for gender responsive standards and gender balance in standards development
Globally, there is a growing recognition that standards may be experienced differently by women and men. This prompted the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe to author a Declaration for Gender Responsive Standards. On May 14th, 2019, SCC, along with over 50 other international, regional and national standards bodies, signed the Declaration. It calls on standards bodies like SCC to acknowledge the pervasive and influential role of standards in society and in turn, to develop and implement a gender action plan that enhances expertise and advances gender inclusivity. This document outlines SCC’s strategy and work plan to fulfill the obligations under the declaration.