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Gender and intersectional inequalities, such as those based on sexuality, race, indigeneity, lifecycle stage and disability, create patterns of disadvantage and privilege in economic, spatial, political and cultural spheres. They result from complex social norms and power relations embedded in history and context, and restrict opportunities, inhibit wellbeing and social and environmental justice.

Our work in this area has influence and impact through contributing knowledge to support transformative change towards greater equity, and gender, intersectional, social and environmental justice. This would strengthen women's agency and capabilities and reduce economic, social and environmental shocks and stresses. We aim to influence policy and practice to benefit the lives and wellbeing of women, men, girls and boys.

Areas where we seek to make a difference relate to gender and food systems; food and nutrition security; institutions and women’s representation; valuing of women’s work; social norms and transformative change; gender-based violence in food systems; gender and soil health; indigenous youth, water and mental health; gender, technology and innovation; governance and rights of/to land and nature, and gender, peace and conflict.