Kathryne Bomberger
Director-General, International Commission for Missing Persons
Kathryne Bomberger

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.  

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

ICMP will track the degree of participation of women and girls at the trainings it provides across its geographic programs (indicator: 40% of women/girls participation in trainings).
ICMP will organize a Profiles of the Missing event to raise awareness and amplify the experience of women survivors of the issue of missing and disappeared.