International Gender Champions

A leadership network that brings together female and male decision-makers to break down gender barriers.

I am happy to be an International Gender Champion. I encourage other senior leaders to be part of this campaign for equality.

António Guterres
Secretary-General, United Nations

We need our institutions to provide proper incentives and support to women, so we can develop our full potential. Women empowerment means excelling in every aspect of our lives within our female nature.

Alicia Buenrostro Massieu
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Mexico to International Organizations in Vienna

The achievement of gender parity will represent not only the important, long overdue realization of basic human rights, but a real and significant force in the attainment of nuclear non-proliferation and...

Lassina Zerbo
Executive Secretary, Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

w@tt is proud to be co-founder of International Gender Champions - transforming implementation of gender equality goals.

Caitlin Kraft-Buchman
CEO / Founder, Women@TheTable

"What we mean by a Feminist policy is to continue to ask where are the women, do they have a voice and a seat at the decision-making table, are they the negotiators and mediators ? If not we will train...

Margot Wallström
Foreign Minister, Government of Sweden

Fifty per cent of the population warrants the same visibility as the other fifty percent.

We ALL support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge

Pledges

In addition to the Panel Parity Pledge, each Gender Champion makes two individual commitments specific to moving gender equality forward in their organization.

News

IGC celebrates its four-year anniversary!

On the occasion of IGC's four-year anniversary, Champions were asked what the most urgent next step is to advance gender equality.

How to break down gender barriers: Champions give some tips

On the occasion of International Women's Week, 7 Champions answered the question "How to break down gender barriers?".

Commitments 2019

Commitment Inspiration from Gender-Responsive Assemblies & a new Gender Pledge (two new commitments due 31 January)

IGC-Disarmament Impact Group is nominated as Arms Control Person(s) of the Year!

For its work creating the IGC-Disarmament Impact Group (DIG) & expanding knowledge about the importance of gender issues & practical actions for bringing gendered perspectives into disarmament discussions.
Voting is open until 7 January. Everyone is free to vote.