Champion
Ian Vale
Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, Save the Children
Ian Vale

Advancing gender equality from within is a critical part of Save the Children’s commitment to its staff, its donors, and the children and families we support. We know that gender equality is essential to realize the rights and well-being of all children, and I’m strongly committed to ensuring we, as an agency and a movement, work tirelessly to remove the gender-based barriers that stand in the way of children’s survival, learning and protection.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • We will support our colleagues in country offices throughout East and Southern Africa in their own gender work by: becoming leaders in gender‐sensitive child‐focused research by ensuring gender experts are involved in any research commissioned by the regional team; conducting gender and power analysis showing the intersection with age, sex, gender, gender identity, disability and apply these to inform design and implementation of programs. We will produce and share diverse content that uses gender‐sensitive language and showcases the resilience of girls and women.

  • We will continue to change our workplace culture at the regional level and country to be more gender transformative by: building on findings from HR gender representation and pay gap analyses and continuing to implement gender‐sensitive HR policies; empowering and supporting our senior gender focal point to champion for gender sensitive work place culture; providing backstop support to country‐level gender focal points; and continuing to conduct and learn from our participatory gender assessments.