The equal representation of women and men in all levels of decision-making, employment and education, is essential. Gender parity goes far deeper than the simply symbolic and visible advancement of specific individuals. It is a crucial indicator of progress towards gender equality. And more importantly, it is a fundamental matter of rights: women and men must be able to participate equally in all spheres of life. They must be equally empowered to voice their opinions and argue for their needs.
Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein
Former High Commissioner, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.