John Fisher
Geneva Director, Human Rights Watch
John Fisher

Women’s rights are central to every core international instrument, but too often these international obligations remain unimplemented. Human Rights Watch is proud to join the International Gender Champions initiative, to strengthen gender representation, women’s empowerment and substantive equality throughout our work, the UN system and in countries around the world.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Advocate for integration of a gender perspective in Human Rights Council outcomes.

  • Organize a Women's Leadership Workshop for female professionals at HRW’s Annual Cross-Cutting retreat in February 2019 and an information meeting with all staff on HRW Geneva’s role with the IGC, with a view to encouraging staff in other offices to integrate the principles into their work.