Elhadj As Sy
Secretary-General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Elhadj As Sy

Our efforts for equal representation of women and men in leadership positions and conference panels have received a boost with the advocacy of the International Gender Champions.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • Improve the ratio of women to men in senior and middle management positions via implementation of the IFRC Strategic Framework on Gender and Diversity Issues and seek to have it adopted by at least 50 percent of National Societies.

  • To increase the percentage of IFRC-supported programmes and services that present sex and diversity disaggregated data, and include guidance on how to collect such data in the Minimum Standard Commitments to Gender and Diversity in Emergency Programming (for updates on this initiative see IFRC's gender and diversity website launched on 8 March 2017).