Champion
Martin Chungong
Global Board
Secretary-General, Inter-Parliamentary Union, Chair of the IGC Global Board
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 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.