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 the best political leaders, people with best ideas, most creative and most driven to win the best possible future.

Barbara Žvokelj
Permanent Representative, Permanent Representation of the Republic of Slovenia to the UN, OSCE and other International Organizations in Vienna

Women deserve to have an equal say in the technologies that drive our future.

Frans Vreeswijk
General Secretary & CEO, International Electrotechnical Commission

The FIFDH is proud to be a Gender Champion.

Isabelle Gattiker
Director, International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights

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

‘Build back better’: Shaping a gender-equitable post-COVID-19 world

On 6 May 2020, the International Gender Champions network held its third session of a new webinar series entitled "COVID-19 & Gender Equality: Living up to the Challenge".

'Get fit for the challenge': The need for organisations to lead by example

On 29 April 2020, the International Gender Champions network held its second session of a new webinar series entitled "COVID-19 & Gender Equality: Living up to the Challenge".

COVID-19 & Gender Equality: At work, at home, across our programmes

An opinion piece by Champion Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF.

'Respond, don't react': Champions discuss gender-responsive programming in times of crisis on the occasion of IGC's new webinar series on COVID-19

On 22 April 2020, the IGC network held its first session of a new webinar series entitled "COVID-19 & Gender Equality: Living up to the Challenge".

Events

Gender Implications of Covid-19

Gender Implications of Covid-19

A WebTalk organized by the Permanent Mission of Israel to the United Nations in Geneva.
June 09, 2020 @ 15:00
Super IGC Focal Points meeting

Super IGC Focal Points meeting

An online meeting organized by the IGC Secretariat to gather IGC Focal Points across the six IGC hubs.
June 11, 2020 @ 15:00
IGC's Fifth Anniversary: 5 years, 5 days of celebration

IGC's Fifth Anniversary: 5 years, 5 days of celebration

A virtual celebration organized by the International Gender Champions.
June 29, 2020 @ 14:55