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

“Education and training play a special role in empowering women in non-proliferation, arms control, and disarmament.

Elena K. Sokova
Executive Director, Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP)

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Daryl A. Mundis
Registrar, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)

A society cannot reach its potential if half of its population is denied participation.

Yann Borgstedt
Founder and Chairman, Womanity Foundation

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

IGC Workshop: Peer-Peer support, Mentoring and Gender Equality

Mentoring and peer-peer support are well-established and powerful development tools. When used with a gender-responsive lens, they can be mobilised to support more women, diversity, and inclusion within organisations. 

Human Rights Council: Promoting & Protecting Human Rights of Women and Girls in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

Article by Clara Cabrera, Spanish Ambassador at Large for Gender Equality in Foreign Policy, about resolution (A/HRC/45/L.24/Rev1) on promoting and protecting the human rights of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict situations on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000)

Enabling Environment Week by Vienna-based UN Organizations and the International Gender Champions Network

From the 19th to the 23rd of October 2020, the Vienna-based UN Organizations together with the International Gender Champions Network organised the first Enabling Environment Week. Over 30 panelists representing Permanent Missions, International Organizations, academia and civil society were joined by an audience of over 400 participants from all over the world.

International Gender Champions & UN Women Joint Panel Discussion on Moving the Needle: Family-Friendly Policies in the United Nations System

The IGC and UN Women hosted a joint panel discussion around family-friendly policies at the UN such as equal parental leave and launched the #ChampionsForParentalLeave campaign!

Events

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
Webinar on Women in Cyber Security by WINS (World Institute of Nuclear Security)

Webinar on Women in Cyber Security by WINS (World Institute of Nuclear Security)

Women are under-represented in cyber security.  The objective of this webinar is to discuss and demonstrate the importance of a diverse and inclusive sector for women in this sector; barriers to entry, opportunities, lessons learned & the way forward.
December 02, 2020 @ 16:00