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Mainstreaming Gender Equality

Guidance Note: Mainstreaming gender equality

Over recent years CoST has been working to promote greater gender-equality across its member programmes and the infrastructure sector more broadly. This includes promoting more equal representation in the composition of our members’ secretariats, the multi-stakeholder groups (MSGs) that guide their programme delivery and the assurance teams they work with who help to put key infrastructure issues in the public domain.

Importantly, members have also encouraged the voice of females in their civic engagement activities, both supporting female empowerment and ensuring project issues particularly impacting women are brought to light.

To build on these initial actions, Mainstream gender-equality in infrastructure is our latest guidance outlining how a gender-inclusive approach can be incorporated across the core features of the CoST approach in data disclosure, assurance, multi-stakeholder working and social accountability.