Gender at the IAEA

The International Atomic Energy Agency is committed to gender equality and to supporting the ability of all individuals, regardless of gender, to equally contribute to and benefit from its programmes and activities.  To this end, the IAEA strives to achieve gender balance in the Secretariat and to implement gender mainstreaming in its programmes and activities.

"Gender equality and the empowerment of women lie at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals and they are vital to fully realizing the rights and potential of everyone. These fundamental aims must also inform our work at the IAEA." 

​​​- ​IAEA Director General, Rafael Mariano ​Grossi

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Gender equality and inclusivity at the IAEA


    To achieve and sustain gender parity, the IAEA promotes an enabling work environment, in which everyone feels welcome and can thrive regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, physical abilities or any other characteristic.

    Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme


    The Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme (MSCFP) aims to help grow the number of women in the nuclear field, supporting an inclusive workforce of both men and women who contribute to and drive global scientific and technological innovation.

    Lise Meitner Programme

    The IAEA Lise Meitner Programme (LMP) provides early- and mid‑career women professionals with opportunities to participate in a multiweek visiting professional programme and advance their technical and soft skills.

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