The Team of Specialists on Gender-Responsive Standards (GRS) has proactively worked towards better representation of women in standards development and standards developed with a gender lens. The Declaration on the topic has 81 signatories to date, demonstrating the engagement of these standards development organizations on inclusion. One of the key elements of the Declaration is the commitment to create a gender action plan.
Gender action plans for standards development have been one of the more difficult points to implement. Such plans require the involvement of many layers with a standards development organization and eventually larger gender plans from governments or parent bodies. The GRS has established a certain amount of guidance, including the proposal of a repository of gender action plan implementations, which it continues to pursue.
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