Champion
Rev. Dr. Martin Junge
General Secretary, Lutheran World Federation
Rev. Dr. Martin Junge

As the General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), a communion of 148 churches in 99 countries in the world, I commit to further the programmatic work on the role of faith and faith actors in the intersection of gender justice, women’s participation and leadership in church and society

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • We will increase the number of member churches globally implementing the LWF Gender Justice Policy by strengthening the networks that provide space for women’s empowerment, tackling harassment and casual sexism through application of our code of conduct at all levels, including the regional leadership platforms.

  • We will offer LWF expertise to strengthen the efforts of our member churches to address sexual and gender-based violence and eliminate the instrumentalization of religion against women's human rights.