Brendan Rogers
Ambassador, Embassy of Ireland to the Netherlands
Brendan Rogers

I am delighted to be an International Gender Champion and join an impressive network of advocates for gender equality. Ireland has been built through the strength of women and we have experienced on our own island what can be achieved through the full and meaningful empowerment and participation of women in all aspects of life. Therefore, sharing, promoting and learning from the lived experience of women must remain our primary objective. Gender equality must be more than an academic exercise – we must encourage tangible action that leads to real and lasting change. In this instance, the destination is more important than the journey.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Accumulate and share knowledge about what works to promote gender equality and non-discrimination against women. I will endeavour to share my platform and amplify the voices of women through the organisation of a series of discussions with women in international fields. These discussions will seek to gather and analyse the lived experience of women and promote best practices.
Advocate for the full, equal and meaningful participation of women in speeches, negotiations and multilateral engagement, consistently emphasising the importance of gender equality and the empowerment of women in all of our work.