Champion
Audra Plepytė
Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations in New York
Audra Plepytė

Significant progress in gender equality has been achieved over the past few decades. While there is reason to celebrate how far we have come, we must still acknowledge how far we will have to go. A real breakthrough will not happen without a change in our mindsets. I am very proud to be part of this growing network and I am fully commited to actively advocate for true gender equality and the empowerment of women alongside other Gender Champions.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Ensure gender parity and diversity within the Mission, avoid any gender- and age-related stereotypes in the assignment of tasks and encourage everyone in the Mission to advocate for a diverse, inclusive and equality-based work environment.

  • Consistently, pro-actively and with an intersectional approach advocate for gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls in drafting resolutions and statements, in organizing events and participating in panels, and in social media.