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 will act as an advocate for gender parity as an IAEA Governor, in public fora & work towards mainstreaming gender in all aspects of our work at the Int. Org. in Vienna. Give opportunity for all.

David Hall
Ambassador and Resident Representative to the IAEA, Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom to the United Nations in Vienna

Valuable work on gender, equity, human rights and social determinants of health is extremely important to our mission.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
Director-General, World Health Organization

"Gender equality goes beyond mere representation in numbers. We must commit ourselves to empowering women to participate equally in all spheres, and to ensure equality in and through the law in all nations.

Melinda Reed
Executive Director, Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice

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

Organisational culture for gender equality: in conversation with Elizabeth Broderick and Michael Møller

As part of the Gender Champions Challenge, the Australian Mission in Geneva and the IGC held a high-level discussion to explore concrete ways to advance a more inclusive workplace culture on 23 July 2020.

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.

Events

Women, Peace and Security 20th Anniversary Roundtable

Women, Peace and Security 20th Anniversary Roundtable

This autumn marks the 20th anniversary since the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). A huge milestone, it finally promised mainstream attention to women’s perspectives on and experiences of war, peace and security which women’s rights activists had been pursuing for over a century.
September 23, 2020 @ 11:00
IGC Workshop - Courageous & Constructive Conversations

IGC Workshop - Courageous & Constructive Conversations

Open to the IGC network only - By registration
September 24, 2020 @ 15:00
Le genre au temps des pandémies

Le genre au temps des pandémies

Une formation virtuelle organisée par l'Institut des Hautes Etudes Internationales.
November 04, 2020 @ 10:00