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

As a woman in a male-dominated and patriarchal society, I know that invisible barriers often disempower women and prevent them from fulfilling their potential.

Nazhat Shameem Khan
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Fiji to the United Nations in Geneva

It is my job to steer UNHCR towards embracing and promoting gender equality and other forms of inclusion and diversity.

Filippo Grandi
High Commissioner, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

I am proud to join the International Gender Champion initiative and will ensure that WINS promotes gender equality in everything we do.

Roger Howsley
Co-Founder and Executive Director, World Institute for Nuclear Security

"What we mean by a Feminist policy is to continue to ask where are the women, do they have a voice and a seat at the decision-making table, are they the negotiators and mediators ? If not we will train...

Margot Wallström
Foreign Minister, Government of Sweden

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
Gender equality: why is it so difficult to achieve?

Gender equality: why is it so difficult to achieve?

Lecture by Joan Wallach Scott
September 25, 2018 @ 18:30