I come from a family of strong women; my grandmother was in her way a trailblazer for women’s rights and I was brought up in a context where “women can – and should - do it”. Today my sister is my mentor, and I am hers. As a committed International Gender Champion my focus lies on that no achievements on gender equality can be taken for granted – and that we together must never stop moving forward as gender equality is still not a reality – unfortunately - anywhere. That women’s rights are human rights is a corner stone and point of departure. The power of this network is in the collectivity – we are all running it, we are all leading it and we are all responsible.
Encourage Geneva headquartered partner organizations to promote gender balance and work-life balance at all levels, and request regular updates on plans and resources allocated to prevent and respond to sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.
Promote gender transformative approaches and follow-up in partner organizations’ normative and operational work, and integrate key messages related to women’s rights; sexual and reproductive health and rights; women, peace and security; and combating sexual and gender based violence, in all relevant work of the Mission.