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 an organizational culture of gender equality and diversity within the Canadian Embassy through taking an intersectional approach to issues faced by young women, persons of colour, and LGBTQ2S+ persons, including by offering training for staff and managers on how to recognize and address, sexism, racism and harassment in the workplace.

  • To continue to use my platform as Ambassador and Permanent Representative, including through Canada’s position as a member of the ASP Bureau, to advance gender equality in international organizations based in The Hague, including by (a) advancing the ‘Call It What It Is’ campaign and other SGBV accountability initiatives, and (b) again co-chairing the International Justice Impact group of IGC Den Haag.