Emma Naylor-Ngugi
Regional Director, CARE East, Central and Southern Africa
Emma Naylor-Ngugi

We must deliver gender justice.  Equality of opportunity, freedom of choice, protection from harm – these are basic rights that should be guaranteed for all.  A harm to one is a harm to all.  More than that, we know that when women are in leadership positions in their households, communities, organisations and governments, we are more likely to reduce poverty and suffering more quickly and sustainably.  It all adds up to better lives for everyone.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

Personal Commitments

To ensure that I use my convening and influencing powers to pursue action by responsibility holders on issues that specifically impact women in my region, particularly the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, and on ensuring gender equity in humanitarian response and climate justice programmes. Also to actively build networks of allies – individuals and organisation – that can also influence these processes.
To ensure that I actively promote the voice of women of diverse backgrounds in organisational decision making. In particular, to create an environment where female colleagues from the region can take up the positions of leadership they deserve.