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

In essence, gender equality lies at the heart of democracy, human rights, peace, just societies, and well-balanced power relations.

Stephanie Fenkart
Director, International Institute for Peace

I am honoured to be an International Gender Champion.

Paul Ladd
Director, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development

Women’s rights are central to every core international instrument, but too often these international obligations remain unimplemented.

John Fisher
Geneva Director, Human Rights Watch

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

We ALL support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge


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


IGC's Five-Year Anniversary: Changing Institutions & Mindsets

As part of IGC's Fifth Anniversary celebrations, the leaders of four Impact Groups in Trade, Disarmament, Representation & Justice, gathered on 1 July 2020 to reflect on what has worked, as well as opportunities and challenges going forward.

Five years of commitment, collaboration & impact: Champions celebrate IGC’s five-year anniversary and look forward to the future

On 29 June 2020, Champions and Alumni kicked off a week-long celebration of the International Gender Champions (IGC) initiative’s fifth anniversary during a cross-hub virtual event.

The International Gender Champions initiative celebrates its five-year anniversary

To mark 5 years of commitment, collaboration and impact, the International Gender Champions network is organizing a week-long virtual celebration from 29 June to 3 July 2020.


COVID-19 and its impact on women in International Trade

COVID-19 and its impact on women in International Trade

An IGC virtual panel discussion organized as part of IGC's Five-year anniversary celebrations.
July 06, 2020 @ 15:00