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

We need our institutions to provide proper incentives and support to women, so we can develop our full potential. Women empowerment means excelling in every aspect of our lives within our female nature.

Alicia Buenrostro Massieu
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Mexico to International Organizations in Vienna

Women are powerful agents for peace. They challenge established patterns of power and make vital contributions to disarmament.

Izumi Nakamitsu
Under Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs

Gender equality is central in addressing the unintended consequences of current drug control policies which disproportionately impact women.

Khalid Tinasti
Executive Secretary, Global Commission on Drug Policy

"What we mean by a Feminist policy is to continue to ask where are the women, do they have a voice and a seat at the decision-making table, are they the negotiators and mediators ? If not we will train...

Margot Wallström
Foreign Minister, Government of Sweden

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

International Gender Champions at the Paris Peace Forum!

IGC is selected to be 1 of 10 global governance projects at first Paris Peace Forum

IGC-Den Haag Hub webpage

More than 40 leaders have joined the new IGC-Den Haag Hub. Discover their profiles ahead of the official launch planned for early 2019

Botswana endorses Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade

On Friday 23 October, Her Excellency Ms. Bogolo Kenewendo, Minister of Trade of Botswana signed the Declaration in the presence of His Excellency, President Masisi of Botswana and Ms. Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre.

IGC’s Gender-Responsive Assemblies Toolkit - An agenda for concrete action - launched at UNGA

The IGC Representation Impact Group launched its Gender Responsive Assemblies Toolkit at a side event at the UN General Assembly on Friday 28 September.