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

Advancing gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls is the single most strategic investment we can make to reduce poverty and build a more inclusive, peaceful and prosperous world.

Heidi Hulan
Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Embassy of Canada and Permanent Mission of Canada to the International Organizations in Vienna

The fact that gender equality, which is a human right, is still an issue today is indefensible! UNRWA is committed to helping create a world where everyone is equal, everyone prospers and where girls,...

Christian Saunders
Acting Commissioner-General, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA)

"Not only does genuine gender equality legitimize institutions, but it also serves as a means to guarantee the respect of all women’s rights and their access to justice.

William R. Pace
Convenor, Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC)

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.


COVID-19: Quelles conséquences en matière d'égalité des sexes ?

Un article d'opinion du Président du Conseil IGC, Martin Chungong, et le Secrétariat IGC, avec la participation du Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (OMS).

COVID-19: What does this mean for gender?

An opinion piece co-signed by Martin Chungong (Chair of the IGC Global Board) and the IGC Secretariat, with the participation of Dr. Tedros Adhanom of the WHO.

The IGC Representation Impact Group expands to Vienna

On the occasion of a Champions meeting on the eve of International Women's Day, IGC-Vienna launched an extension of the IGC Representation Impact Group.

Annual Champions Meeting in Geneva: ‘Leading Change from Within’

At the launch of the 2019 IGC Annual Report on 2 March 2020, Geneva Champions were given the opportunity to reflect on scientific research and leadership best practices to advance gender equal workplaces.


<A+> Alliance & Women at the Table's Virtual Algorithms 101 series

Alliance & Women at the Table's Virtual Algorithms 101 series

Virtual Algorithms 101 is a biweekly multidisciplinary 45 minute series in April featuring a different special guest, internationally renowned and expert, working to achieve inclusive algorithms that upturn the current path of Automated Decision-Making (ADM).
April 01, 2020 @ 15:00
COVID-19 and Gender Equality: Living up to the Challenge

COVID-19 and Gender Equality: Living up to the Challenge

A webinar series powered by the International Gender Champions. Open to the IGC network only (Champions and focal points). By registration.
April 22, 2020 @ 15:00