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

In essence, gender equality lies at the heart of democracy, human rights, peace, just societies, and well-balanced power relations.

Stephanie Fenkart
Director, International Institute for Peace

Gender equality is imperative to the success of all humankind.

Paddy Torsney
Permanent Observer, Inter‑Parliamentary Union in New York

We must deliver gender justice. Equality of opportunity, freedom of choice, protection from harm – these are basic rights that should be guaranteed for all. A harm to one is a harm to all.

Emma Naylor-Ngugi
Regional Director, CARE East, Central and Southern Africa

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

IACA Alumni Magazine: The Link between Gender and Corruption. Why equality matters in dealing with corruption

“…our point of departure is not that women are inherently ‘fair’ but that gender differences are rooted in culture and social structures. Thus, the gender factor should not be seen as a monolithic phenomenon, but rather as a hub for complex relationships.” (Stensöta/Wängnerud, 2018)

Bolder, Stronger, Deeper Commitments: An Interview with Anne-Sophie Lois of Plan International

Anne-Sophie Lois, UN Representative in Geneva and New York for Plan International and member of the Global Board of IGC, recently conducted a workshop for the network on integrating an intersectional approach our IGC Commitments. In this interview, she shares her thoughts on the topic.

IGC Trade Impact Group Publishes “Delivering on the Buenos Aires declaration: On trade and women's economic empowerment”

On 10 December 2020, the Trade Impact Group launched the publication “Delivering on the Buenos Aires declaration: On trade and women's economic empowerment”.

IGC Nairobi Hub Podcasts: Siddharth Chatterjee & Ambassador Alison Chartres

The latest #INTGenderChampions podcasts with UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya, Siddharth Chatterjee and Australian Ambassador Alison Chartres.

Events

The European Broadcasting Union & IWD 2021

The European Broadcasting Union & IWD 2021

Join the European Broadcasting Union for a range of events and activities to reflect on the progress we have made in shaping a better gender-balanced world and the challenges we still must face.
March 08, 2021 @ 09:00
IGC #WomensDay Gathering

IGC #WomensDay Gathering

Join us on Monday 8 March, from 15:00 to 15:30 for IGC #WomensDay Gathering - A short virtual event to celebrate International Women’s Day and the launch of the IGC Annual Report 2020.
March 08, 2021 @ 15:00