Champion
Melinda Reed
Executive Director, Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice
Melinda Reed

"Gender equality goes beyond mere representation in numbers. We must commit ourselves to empowering women to participate equally in all spheres, and to ensure equality in and through the law in all nations."

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Convene one meeting among civil society, international organizations and the diplomatic community in The Hague to assess knowledge and actions to combat the gender pay gap not only between men and women, but also between women with children and women without children.

  • By the end of 2019, introduce work-life balance and family-friendly policies and procedures including to enable flexible working hours and compensation time for work related travel.