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 produce a 2022 Global Report on Missing Persons with a special focus on women and girls – taking stock of the problem and examining what measures governments and others can take to prevent women and girls from going missing or to locate them and to enhance measures to secure the rights of women survivors of missing persons cases.
ICMP endeavors a minimum quota of 40% of necessity for women training participants in all geographical regions where ICMP offers training, including Latin-America, MENA region, the Western Balkans and Vietnam.