Gender at the IAEA

The International Atomic Energy Agency is committed to gender equality. To this end it is carrying out initiatives for gender balance among its professional staff and senior management, and it is mainstreaming gender considerations into its programmatic work. 

Gender balance

The IAEA promotes gender equality through a range of activities intended to raise awareness and visibility on gender issues. Outreach is targeted to women experts in the nuclear field and serves to inspire younger generations to explore educational and professional opportunities in science and technology. This includes global online career fairs for women and monthly webinars focusing on women at the IAEA and the recruitment process. The IAEA is also working closely with Member States in the identification of qualified candidates and paying special attention to creating a family-friendly work environment.

“Women have been at the forefront of nuclear science since the very beginning. However, women remain underrepresented in the nuclear sector as a whole. I am keen to see more women working for the IAEA.”

IAEA Director General, Yukiya Amano

 

Gender Mainstreaming

The IAEA mainstreams gender considerations in all relevant programmatic activities, including efforts to enhance the participation of women as training participants, fellows, scientific visitors, project counterparts, researchers, experts and panellists. IAEA staff and national counterparts are encouraged to use a gender lens when designing and implementing IAEA projects.

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