Kathy Calvin
President and CEO, United Nations Foundation
Kathy Calvin

At this pivotal moment, when the nations of the world have committed to defending dignity for all and leaving no one behind, the pursuit of gender equality is more crucial than ever. Achieving the world we want will require the full defense of girls’ and women’s rights, the full economic and social participation of girls and women everywhere, and the full-hearted determination of leaders like the International Gender Champions to persist, with and for girls and women, until justice for all prevails.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • All speeches and panel opportunities in 2019 will include a call to action to advance gender equality and the achievement of SDG 5, with a commitment to use rights-based language, promote the power of young advocates and women of color, and celebrate women's voice and viability on this 100th anniversary year of the 19th Amendment.

  • This year we will complete and share with all UN Foundation staff a gender equality lexicon to increase their knowledge and confident use of gender equality language and terms.