Jan Beagle
Director-General, International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
Jan Beagle

Justice for women and girls is at the core of sustainable peace and development. In times of global intersecting crises, we must redouble our efforts to empower women and girls, including through eliminating discriminatory laws, combatting gender-based violence, and strengthening gender responsive justice sector institutions.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

As Director-General of IDLO, I commit to reducing the gender justice gap for women and girls, and to ensuring that gender equality and the empowerment of women is a priority for the Organization, in its research, programming and policy advocacy. In particular, we will work to eliminate discriminatory laws and practices, combat gender-based violence in all its forms, and, promote women’s participation and leadership in the justice sector.
As a member of Global Women Leader (GLW) Voices, I commit to working to increase the number of women in leadership positions at national and global levels, including supporting the call for the next Madam Secretary General of the UN and gender rotation of the Presidency of the General Assembly.