Women’s rights are human rights and investing in gender equality yields positive results for everyone. A gender equal society allows peace, justice and sustainability to prosper. Unfortunately, today, such a society is still an aspiration, and in many places around the world progress achieved is being backtracked. As ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN in Vienna, calling for gender perspectives is a key part of my work. However, tackling these issues also requires combined efforts, and therefore I am delighted to be part of the network of International Gender Champions.
I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.