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

France is particularly committed to gender equality issues, both nationally and internationally.

Jean-Louis Falconi
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to International Organizations in Vienna

Let’s focus on maintaining the numerous successes achieved on the path towards Gender parity, and be bold in committing to new concrete actions. No more excuses; the time is now!

António Vitorino
Director-General, International Organization for Migration

As the new Executive Director of Justice Rapid Response, I am proud of the many ways JRR is committed to advancing gender parity in the international justice arena.

Nina Suomalainen
Executive Director, Justice Rapid Response

"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

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.

'A Woman's War': platform created to give visibility to women affected by conflict

Supported by the International Committee of the Red Cross ICRC as one of their IGC commitments, a National Geographic feature takes a closer look at how women deal with the disruption that conflict brings to family and work life.