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.
  • Create systemic change and transform our workplace culture throughout the region by mobilising a strong network of gender focal points and leaders that deepen our commitment to gender equality. This focused team will work with management to ensure that we improve HR and recruitment policies, develop flexible working arrangements, and recognize how all employees contribute to our mission.

  • We aspire to gender transformative programming throughout East and Southern Africa. Our ambition will be founded on participatory gender assessments that inform all our programming.