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

The best decisions are made when a diverse range of views and perspectives are considered. An equal voice of all genders helps ensure diversity and good decisions.

René Rosager Dinesen
Ambassador, Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations in Vienna

Gender equality and women’s empowerment are issues very close to my heart. Women and girls are the ‘human face’ of cities and we must have equal opportunities for all and enjoy good quality of life.

Maimunah Mohd Sharif
Executive Director, UN‐Habitat

Africa Legal Aid (AFLA) is woman initiated and women led, and has a commitment to gender equality.

Evelyn A. Ankumah
Executive Director, Africa Legal Aid (AFLA)

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

Positive first Time to Talk Conversation on Intersectionality

On 14 April 2021, five Champions from IGC Hubs of Geneva, Nairobi and Den Haag gathered to exchange on the topic of intersectionality.

Chair of the IGC Global Board Awarded Inaugural SDG5 Male Champion for Change Award

On International Women’s Day, the Chair of the IGC Global Board Mr. Martin Chungong received the Inaugural SDG5 Male Champion for Change Award.

Champions of the IGC Network and CSW

The two-week period of CSW saw hundreds of side and parallel events. To gain some clarity, the International Gender Champions Secretariat analysed the over one hundred official CSW65 side events to illustrate the main topics fellow Champions addressed in panel events.

IPU: Proportion of women MPs inches up but gender parity still far off

Following elections in 2020, the global proportion of women in parliament reached a record 25.5 per cent, representing an increase of 0.6 points compared with 2019, according to the IPU’s latest Women in Parliament report.

Events

UNCTAD Call for Applications: Online course on Trade and Gender

UNCTAD Call for Applications: Online course on Trade and Gender

The course targets policymakers, academics from universities and research centres, and representatives of civil society in developing and least developed countries involved in policy formulation and implementation, research, teaching, advocacy or field work in the area of trade and gender.
May 31, 2021 @ 09:00