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

I join the international Gender Champions initiative with great joy.

Maria Victoria González Roman
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Spain to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

These commitments reflect our two-pronged approach, taking into account the need to progress on gender equality in staffing and the need to continuously factor in gender as one dimension shaping our humanitarian...

Peter Maurer
President, International Committee of the Red Cross

Gender equality is essential for improvements in humanitarian accountability, and I am delighted to be part of this initiative to move towards a more equitable humanitarian system.

Judith F. Greenwood
Executive Director, CHS Alliance

Empowering women and fighting gender inequality is key to CARE International’s ambitions to make poverty history.

Wolfgang Jamann
Current Executive Director at the International Civil Society Centre, Former Secretary-General/CEO at CARE International

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.


Gender Champions initiative celebrates 3-year anniversary

The International Gender Champions initiative was created in Geneva 3 years ago, on 1 July 2015. Watch what the Champions think about it!

IGC has its first Finance Minister

Minister Bill Morneau of Canada wishes to form an International Gender Champions-Finance Hub with other Ministers and high-level officials.

Gender Champion Vojislav Šuc stands against harassment at Human Rights Council

Listen to his strong statement at the opening of the 38th session of the Human Rights Council on Monday 18 June 2018.

Meet the UN Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination Against Women in Law and in Practice

Listen to the five members of the UN Working Group and read their latest report presented at the Human Rights Council 38th sessions


Women and Global Diplomacy

Women and Global Diplomacy

The UN Museum Geneva presents a temporary exhibition on Women and Global Diplomacy: From Peace Movements to the United Nations
May 18, 2018 @ 12:30
IGC - Geneva 3rd Focal Points meeting

IGC - Geneva 3rd Focal Points meeting

3rd quarterly meeting of the IGC Focal Points network in Geneva in 2018.
September 11, 2018 @ 09:30