I’m delighted to be an International Gender Champion here in the Hague. As the first UK Special Envoy for Gender Equality, I have seen for myself the difference that can be made when we take account of women’s voices, needs, experiences and contributions. Whether women, peace and security, girls’ education, or addressing violence in conflict, we all need to actively hold ourselves accountable to ensure women and girls have a place and a future.
I commit to applying a gender equality lens to all our policy, programme and corporate activity; specifically, working with our Dutch partners to support women and girls around the world.
I pledge to develop, with colleagues in the British Embassy, an inclusion compact setting out the gender equality principles by which we will support all staff in the Embassy.