Champion
Lisa Helfand
Ambassador, Embassy of Canada to the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Lisa Helfand

I am fortunate to represent Canada in the city of International Justice. To be effective in our efforts to pursue accountability for the most serious international crimes and to stop the use of chemical weapons, we cannot ignore the voices, talents, and needs of 50% of the population.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • To promote gender equality and diversity within the Canadian Embassy through mentoring and training, including by hosting workshops on combatting workplace harassment and other gender issues.

  • To use my platform as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to advance gender equality in international organizations based in The Hague, including by (a) supporting initiatives to strengthen accountability for Sexual & Gender-based violence and (b) by co-chairing the International Justice Impact group of IGC Den Haag.