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

Women’s rights are human rights and investing in gender equality yields positive results for everyone. A gender equal society allows peace, justice and sustainability to prosper.

Mikaela Kumlin Granit
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Sweden to the United Nations in Vienna

I consider the commitment to gender equality indispensable. Inclusion and diversity are integral to our mandate and role in promoting international peace and security.

Rosemary DiCarlo
Under-Secretary-General for Political Affairs, United Nations

"Gender equality goes beyond mere representation in numbers. We must commit ourselves to empowering women to participate equally in all spheres, and to ensure equality in and through the law in all nations.

Melinda Reed
Executive Director, Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice

"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 celebrates its four-year anniversary!

On the occasion of IGC's four-year anniversary, Champions were asked what the most urgent next step is to advance gender equality.

How to break down gender barriers: Champions give some tips

On the occasion of International Women's Week, 7 Champions answered the question "How to break down gender barriers?".

Commitments 2019

Commitment Inspiration from Gender-Responsive Assemblies & a new Gender Pledge (two new commitments due 31 January)

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.