Champion
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.

I commit to undertake the following:

  • 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 2018; b) Carrying out an assessment of the work environment at the IPU from a gender perspective in 2018; c) Track and publicly report on the gender composition of all panels that the IPU organises at regional and international meetings; d) Continue to organize “Parity Debates” during IPU Assemblies, where there is gender parity on the panel and gender balance among participants

  • Ensure that at least 30% of participants in IPU Assemblies are women and that all decision-making structures of the IPU reach 40% by 2020.