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

If we are to achieve our shared sustainable development goals, including international peace and security, we need to enable women and girls to reach their full potential, provide them equal opportunities...

Maria Cleofe Natividad
Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Philippine Embassy and Permanent Mission

I cannot say it any better than Jim Yong Kim, World Bank Group President, did when he stated that “When we promote true equality—including equal pay for equal work—we all stand to benefit, because bette...

Jos Verbeek
Special Representative to the UN and WTO, World Bank Group Office in Geneva

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) is woman initiated and women led, and has a commitment to gender equality.

Evelyn A. Ankumah
Executive Director, Africa Legal Aid (AFLA)

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

UN steps-up action against gender-based violence

The UN has allocated new funding for women-led initiatives that combat gender-based violence.

Gender Concerns International: End Electoral Violence Against Women: Call for Support

Gender Concerns International stands in solidarity with all of those who are addressing the issue of violence against women across the globe and supports the campaign Orange the World: #16 Days of Activism.

IGC Workshop: Peer-Peer support, Mentoring and Gender Equality

Mentoring and peer-peer support are well-established and powerful development tools. When used with a gender-responsive lens, they can be mobilised to support more women, diversity, and inclusion within organisations. 

Human Rights Council: Promoting & Protecting Human Rights of Women and Girls in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

Article by Clara Cabrera, Spanish Ambassador at Large for Gender Equality in Foreign Policy, about resolution (A/HRC/45/L.24/Rev1) on promoting and protecting the human rights of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict situations on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000)

Events

Le genre au temps des pandémies

Le genre au temps des pandémies

Une formation virtuelle organisée par l'Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales.
November 04, 2020 @ 10:00
Feminist Foreign Policy Publication Launch by the Open Think Tank Network

Feminist Foreign Policy Publication Launch by the Open Think Tank Network

The Open Think Tank Network cordially invites you to join the launch event of its report on Feminist Foreign Policy on December 9th, 2020, 7-9pm CET.
December 09, 2020 @ 19:00