Martin Chungong
Secretary-General, Inter-Parliamentary Union
Martin Chungong

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 Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Make IPU Assemblies ever more gender-responsive, including by: a) Ensuring that at least 30% of participants in IPU Assemblies are women and that all decision-making structures of the IPU reach 40% by 2020; b) Continuing to organize yearly “Parity Debates” during IPU Assemblies, where there is gender parity on the panel and gender balance among participants; c) Starting a consultative process in 2019 to develop a framework for promoting a sexism-free and harassment-free environment at IPU Assemblies.

  • Step up efforts to ensure that gender equality is part and parcel of the IPU's work and functioning, including by: a) Operationalising a gender mainstreaming tool for all programmes of support to parliaments by 2019; b) Carrying out an assessment of the work environment at the IPU from a gender perspective in 2019; and c) Continuing to track and publicly report on the gender composition of all panels that the IPU organises at regional and international meetings.