In addition to the Panel Parity Pledge, each Gender Champion makes two individual annual commitments specific to moving gender equality forward in their organization.
Implement a new “gender certification programme” that will reinforce the capacity of OHCHR country offices to integrate gender in advocacy and programmatic work
Introduce a scholarship program in one university targeting female students in male dominated fields (government and ICT) in Trinidad and Tobago starting October 2018.
Strive to raise global awareness about the gendered impact of weapons from Small Arms and Light Weapons to Weapons of Mass Destruction.
Pursue gender budgeting in the next twelve months as a means to achieve greater equality and inclusion.
Ensure that gender equality and women representation is maintained in the expert review panels of the yearly publications of the Global Commission.
In our dialogue with, and in governing boards of, international organizations in Geneva, encourage organizations to: 1) Attain gender balance at management levels (P5 or equivalent and above) through both short- and long term measures, including the creation of a more conducive work environment, 2) Integrate the gender dimension in programmes, policies, and normative and operational work, and 3) Put in place comprehensive and transparent policies to prevent and address sexual abuse and exploitation.
Launch a new partnership to tackle violence against women [in the Global South], specifically enabling the scaling of a proven initiative which helps make urban spaces safer for women and girls.
Ensure that where possible on all country visits I meet with women's civil society organisations and/ or visit a programme focused on furthering gender equality and women's empowerment.
I will honour Canada’s commitment to a Feminist International Assistance Policy, by focussing on development partnerships that are gender-conscious, seek to address the underlying causes of gender inequality and focus on women’s empowerment.