Champion
Anne-Sophie Lois
UN Representative Geneva & New York, Plan International
Anne-Sophie Lois

I believe that achieving peace, sustainable development and human rights for all requires us to make gender equality, diversity and inclusion a top priority. At Plan International, we see that women and girls in all their diversity are calling for a better normal. They are urging us as leaders to do more to create a world that is equal for everyone. They are asking us to use our influence to shift power balances in favour of those whom systems of oppression and discrimination have shut out. But, it’s not only about WHAT we do but HOW we do it- it’s about “walking the talk”. Guided by intersectional feminist leadership principles, I am committed to promoting the rights of girls and young women at the UN as well as striving to create a more caring and compassionate workplace.

 

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Strive to bring in diverse voices to the UN - prioritizing girls and young women - including by advocating for them to be actively involved in decision-making at the UN level, be systematically consulted, and for representative participation mechanisms to be created.

  • Actively advocate for key stakeholders to take an intersectional approach to gender equality across Plan International’s advocacy work at the UN, including promoting it within the International Gender Champions network by conducting workshops and developing tools for the Network.