Mission Statement


We envision a world free of gender-based oppressions where:  

  • all individuals, across their intersecting identities and life courses, live with security, dignity, well-being, and freedom;  
  • gender equity and gender affirmation for all people are guaranteed under the law; and  
  • gender equity research and training contribute to creating more just and inclusive societies.   



We are an academic institute advancing research, training, and practice focused on gender equity and empowerment so all people, regardless of their social characteristics, can achieve their full potential academically, socially, professionally, and in positions of leadership. We work with students and community partners to create the next generation of gender equity scholars and leaders.