Consensus statement: towards a gender-responsive international instrument for pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response

IMEK Research Center in Marketing & Development is part of an international coalition of civil society organizations and academic and research institutions, that are committed to gender equality and women’s rights. Thus, in June 2022, it signed the Consensus Declaration entitled:Build back better: towards a gender-responsive international instrument for pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.” 

This Declaration seeks that the new international instrument for the prevention, preparedness and response to pandemics advances gender equality and human rights. Through the Declaration it is suggested, among other things, that the measures adopted by the Member States of the United Nations collect, to analyze and report gender-responsive evidence; they develop and implement inclusive and equitable strategies, policies and plans that take gender dimensions into account, and they are aligned with human rights standards. Also, the Declaration calls for the meaningful participation of diverse groups to enable the implementation of gender and human rights responsive responses.

The Global Consensus document was led by GENDRO, a Swiss non-profit organization that seeks to advance sex and gender equity in research. This Consensus has been endorsed by various international organizations, for example, the DNDi, FIND, Equimundo, the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, among others. To learn more about GENDRO visit the following website:

To access the English version of the Global Consensus and endorse it, visit the website:

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Stephanie Aya Pastrana, MSc
Adherent Member


Stephanie is an architect from the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali with a master’s degree in Urban Strategies and Design from the University of Edinburgh. She has professional experience in the design and development of architectural projects of different scales, also developing research projects related to the quality of public spaces in Cali (Colombia) and sustainable construction. She currently works as a consultant and full-time professor at the Faculty of Creation and Habitat of the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali.