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

Mobilizing the power of women is essential for a vibrant and growing society. Among many issues we tackle every day, no one could be completely independent of gender perspectives.

Mitsuru Kitano
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Vienna

Over the years, DCAF has gathered plenty of evidence which shows that the inclusion of the principles of gender equality into the security sectors of partner countries is crucially important for increasing...

Thomas Guerber
Director, Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces

I believe that gender equality is central to achieving long-term change'. At Plan International, we have a vision of a world that values girls, promotes their rights and ends injustice.

Anne-Sophie Lois
UN Representative and Head of Office, Plan International United Nations Office in Geneva

"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

IGC-Disarmament Impact Group is nominated as Arms Control Person(s) of the Year!

For its work creating the IGC-Disarmament Impact Group (DIG) & expanding knowledge about the importance of gender issues & practical actions for bringing gendered perspectives into disarmament discussions.
Voting is open until 7 January. Everyone is free to vote.

Cross-cutting "Women and IP" decision adopted at WIPO

An innovative decision led by the delegation of Mexico on "Women and IP" was adopted at WIPO for the first time by the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property.

IGC #ParisPeaceForum 11-13 November

International Gender Champions selected out of 990 projects to present and becomes one of ten to be chosen for the Paris Peace Forum to champion and follow for 2019.

IGC-Disarmament Impact Group holds large First Committee side event in New York

'Securing our Common Future: Promoting Gender-Responsive Disarmament and Security' led by Ireland, Namibia and UNIDIR.