Gender equality is the responsibility of all and progress will only be achieved if we all play our part. We need to challenge those who have not been playing theirs.
I support the IGC GBV Pledge to stand for zero tolerance of gender-based violence (GBV), sexist attitudes and behaviour.
Make IPU Assemblies ever more gender-responsive, including by: a) Encouraging IPU Members to continuously improve gender equality in participation at Assemblies and ensuring they comply with existing commitments; and b) Developing a framework to promote a sexism-free and harassment-free environment at IPU Assemblies by 2021.
Step up efforts to ensure that gender equality is part and parcel of the IPU's work and functioning, with a specific focus on the empowerment of girls and young women as part of our Generation Equality engagement, in particular by: a) Testing a gender mainstreaming tool for all programmes of support to parliaments for implementation by 2021, including the youth programme; and b) Organizing at least one event in 2021 with adolescent girls and young women.