International Gender Champions
A leadership network with over 000 Champions and 000 Alumni.
We bring together 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.
Open those windows and doors of opportunities to women and you would have done your bit to make this world better.
Irene Susan Natividad
Education is the key to a self-determined and successful life.
Gender parity is more important now than ever - the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities for women and girls, and slowed progress made in this area.
“We should strive to reach a time – without prevarication or delay – where gender parity and gender equality are so engrained in us and in human society that no comment is needed.
Karim A.A. Khan KC
"Women and girls are often the first responders when a humanitarian crisis occurs. That's why it is crucial that their voices be heard when formulating and delivering aid.
Being human means being committed to full gender equality. That is why I feel honoured to be an International Gender Champion.
Dr. Emil Brix
About the IGC
Fifty per cent of the population warrants the same visibility as the other fifty percent.
Achieving Survivor-Centred Justice - A Podcast with Karim A. A. Khan KC, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
In this episode, Karim Ahmad Khan, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, shares his reflections on how the ICC can fight against impunity for gender-based crimes and promote a survivor-centred justice.
On Friday, 30th September, UNOG relaunched the International Gender Champions: I Say No To Sexism Campaign. On this day, 6 International Gender Champions – including Tatiana Valovaya – Director-General of UNOG and Martin Chungong, Secretary-General of the IPU and Chair of the IGC Global Board – joined forces to discuss this important campaign re-launch, with a spotlight on this year’s new core mandatory commitment the “Gender-based Violence Pledge”.
In this podcast, Evelyn A. Ankumah, Executive Director of Africa Legal Aid a “woman-initiated, woman-led” and pan-African NGO based in IGC-Den Haag hub, talks about her commitment to ensuring that women everywhere, including women of colour, can come forward with their own stories of gendered violence and discrimination and how IGC GBV Pledge support these endeavours