Jagan Chapagain
Secretary-General, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
Jagan Chapagain

One area where I will not waver is our common goal to strive for gender parity and diversity at all levels across the IFRC Secretariat and inspire National Societies to do the same.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Launch the necessary mechanisms to ensure enabling environment for diverse composition of human resources in all levels of IFRC staff. This includes undertaking a comprehensive gender & diversity audit and equal pay review of the IFRC secretariat as well as ensuring all recruitment processes foster gender balance and diversity, with the aim of reaching full parity by 2028.

  • Ensure that supervisors of Programmes and Operations are trained in protection, gender and inclusion issues and that all staff and volunteers hold core knowledge of protection, gender and inclusion and the “do no harm” principle. IFRC operational managers such as Head of Operations will be trained in core competencies for protection, gender and inclusion.