International Gender Champions

A leadership network that brings together female and male decision-makers to break down gender barriers.

I am happy to be an International Gender Champion. I encourage other senior leaders to be part of this campaign for equality.

António Guterres
Secretary-General, United Nations

We need our institutions to provide proper incentives and support to women, so we can develop our full potential. Women empowerment means excelling in every aspect of our lives within our female nature.

Alicia Buenrostro Massieu
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Mexico to International Organizations in Vienna

The International Gender Champions – Geneva provides an innovative platform for showing how very practical actions can have a direct impact on working conditions and perceptions.

Fabiola Gianotti
Director-General, European Organization for Nuclear Research

Integrating gender perspectives benefits all aspects of disarmament work, from clearing landmines, to controlling the arms trade, to monitoring AI, biotech, and cyberweapons, to negotiating treaties.

Richard Lennane
Executive Director, Geneva Disarmament Platform

Reaching the sustainable development goals depends on women’s universal empowerment – no woman or girl must be left behind.

Bente Angell-Hansen
Former Ambassador, Permanent Representation of Norway to International Organizations in Vienna

Fifty per cent of the population warrants the same visibility as the other fifty percent.

We ALL support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge

Pledges

In addition to the Panel Parity Pledge, each Gender Champion makes two individual commitments specific to moving gender equality forward in their organization.

News

Gender Champions initiative celebrates 3-year anniversary

The International Gender Champions initiative was created in Geneva 3 years ago, on 1 July 2015. Watch what the Champions think about it!

IGC has its first Finance Minister

Minister Bill Morneau of Canada wishes to form an International Gender Champions-Finance Hub with other Ministers and high-level officials.

Gender Champion Vojislav Šuc stands against harassment at Human Rights Council

Listen to his strong statement at the opening of the 38th session of the Human Rights Council on Monday 18 June 2018.

Meet the UN Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination Against Women in Law and in Practice

Listen to the five members of the UN Working Group and read their latest report presented at the Human Rights Council 38th sessions

Events

Women and Global Diplomacy

Women and Global Diplomacy

The UN Museum Geneva presents a temporary exhibition on Women and Global Diplomacy: From Peace Movements to the United Nations
May 18, 2018 @ 12:30
IGC - Geneva 3rd Focal Points meeting

IGC - Geneva 3rd Focal Points meeting

3rd quarterly meeting of the IGC Focal Points network in Geneva in 2018.
September 11, 2018 @ 09:30