Pamela Hamamoto

International Gender Champions, which stems from the Future She Deserves initiative aim to unite key leaders in Geneva around the shared goals of advancing gender equality and unleashing new opportunities for women and girls. Despite widespread efforts over the past 50 years, we all know a significant gender gap still exists in both developed and developing countries around the world. I believe in Geneva, in this international hub, we have a critical role to play in breaking down gender barriers and driving real progress. Being an International Gender Champion - Geneva is more than a title and these aren’t just symbolic commitments. As Gender Champions, we have a responsibility to leverage Geneva’s unique multilateral platform, to push ourselves toward innovative solutions, to seek creative partnership opportunities, to hold each other accountable, and to serve as catalysts for change. Women and girls deserve a level playing field, and through this initiative, I look forward to helping make that a reality.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

Pamela Hamamoto,
Former Ambassador, U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva