Kate Byrnes
Current Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy Athens, Former Chargé d’Affaires, United States Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe
Kate Byrnes

At the OSCE, the United States works to keep human rights – including women’s rights, gender equality, and the status of women and girls – at the top of the agenda.  I’m proud to join the Vienna Chapter of International Gender Champions as a founding member, not only because the full participation of women and girls in the political, economic, and social lives of their countries is a U.S. foreign policy priority, but because we know that by encouraging women’s participation and reducing gaps between women and men and girls and boys in terms of resources and opportunities – including within international organizations -- we can ensure better outcomes for our governments and our societies.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.