Women’s and Gender Issues

I am working on women’s issues and gender justice in sustainable development, in policy making, research and development, for example:

I am supporting the MSP Institute’s project on Gender and Chemicals: Issues, Stakeholders, Strategies, since May 2017. We have been continuing the work in the SAICM process with the goal of integrating gender in SAICM Beyond 2020.

With Anna Holthaus, I co-authored a GIZ guidance publication on gender in multi-stakeholder partnerships in 2019, which was also discussed at a webinar.
Gender in Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships (PDF, English) / Gender in Multi-Akteurs-Partnerschaften (PDF, deutsch). Webinar video recording.
Published by / herausgegeben von Partnerschaften 2030, authors / Autorinnen: M. Hemmati & A. Holthaus.

With a group of colleagues, I co-founded GenderCC – Women for Climate Justice in 2008, an international organisation and network of women and gender activists, and gender experts from all world regions working for gender and climate justice – within the international policy process (UNFCCC), national political processes and implementation at the local level. I am currently serving on the International Steering Committee of GenderCC.

I have  been active in the women’s caucus at the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) and the Johannesburg World Summit on Sustainable Development 2002; the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW); and other international fora.

I have been working on gender aspects of issues such as climate change, tourism, sustainable consumption, land rights, and participation in decision-making – conducting and coordinating research, networks, conferences and trainings; writing; and advocating.

I also have a background in research and teaching at the university level, working on curriculum development & teaching in women’s studies; research on sexism and racism; women’s career development; networking & mentoring.