ISO/DIS 53800
ISO/DIS 53800



This document gives guidance on how to promote and implement gender equality and women’s empowerment. It offers guidelines for organizations to develop the capabilities to achieve a culture of gender equality and women’s empowerment. The guidelines include the framework, resources, policies, tools and good practices enabling contextualization, promotion and implementation of gender equality.

This document focuses on the inequality resulting from the gender specific roles assigned to women, girls, men and boys and is applicable to all types of organisations - public or private, regardless of their size, location and field of activity. This document does not address the specific aspects of relations with labour unions or work councils, countries specific compliance and legal requirements on gender diversity.

Note: Please refer to 3.5 (now) definition of gender and 3.21 (now) definition of diversity

General information 

  •  :  Under development
    You can help develop this draft international standard by contacting your national member
  •  : 1
     : 54
  •  : ISO/PC 337 Guidelines for the promotion and implementation of gender equality
  •  :
    03.100.02 Governance and ethics

Sustainable Development Goals

This standard contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goal:

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