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 strengthen efforts, awareness, action and accountability in our member churches and country programs to address sexual and gender-based violence, and to eliminate the instrumentalization of religion against women’s human rights.

  • We will increase the number of member churches globally implementing the LWF Gender Justice Policy by promoting dialogue and strengthening networks that provide spaces for women’s empowerment. We will address harassment and abuse of power by promoting and applying our code of conduct at all levels.