As an International Gender Champion, I strive to reduce the plight of women survivors of atrocities. Silence has long surrounded the issue of missing persons, likely because those left behind tend to be women and children, while most of those who go missing from war, human rights abuses, organized crime and irregular migration are men. Many women don’t report missing person cases out of fear of reprisals, and many may not be aware of their rights, including the right to a proper investigation. ICMP raises global awareness of the challenges these survivors face and helps them secure their rights to justice, truth and economic reparations.
ICMP will analyze data on gender distribution across the organization to ensure gender parity in recruitments, management and staffing levels.
ICMP will build the capacity of female-headed organizations to support their work to influence peace processes and agreements, as well as their participation in relevant governmental structures and in the development of legislation that secures their rights in relation to the missing person issue.