Christophe Bernasconi
Secretary-General, Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH)
Christophe Bernasconi

We should all be champions for gender equality and inclusiveness. I look forward to continuing to promote these values across the HCCH and working to break down barriers in all aspects of our work.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

Roll-out two mandatory training programs/courses for the entire staff, managers and employees, on prevention of discrimination based on gender identity and sexuality, sexism and microaggressions and unconscious bias in the workplace highlighting the challenges faced by young women (including non-binary people and transgender women), women of colour, LGBTQIA+ women, and women with disabilities, to enhance inclusion and belonging in their daily interactions by the end of 2023
Create and promote dialogue and interactions with other IGOs, NGOs and missions in the Hague and set up peer exchanges on the use of gender-transformative and age responsive language. The HCCH will share experience and create dialogue of the importance in an intersectional approach towards empowering women, as combatting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity is inextricably linked to gender equality, as it challenges negative gender stereotypes and systemic discrimination arising from prejudice. The HCCH will also increase the partnership of the PB with non-governmental organisations that work in the field of gender inequality.