Mirjana Spoljaric
President, International Committee of the Red Cross
Mirjana Spoljaric

It’s a key priority for me that ICRC is an organization that upholds diversity, leans on its vast expertise and experience, from headquarters to operations, from its personnel to affected populations, always striving for the best possible response to today’s compounding challenges and humanitarian needs. 

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

In 2024, through operational work on delegation level, the ICRC will continue to scale up its analysis and understanding of social power dynamics – with particular attention to gender - among people and communities affected by conflict and other forms of violence to identify and address barriers that certain groups of women and girls face in accessing humanitarian facilities, goods, services and feedback mechanisms. At the organizational level, the ICRC will better equip its managers to be active participants in the prevention of and response to sexual harassment at the workplace, and strengthen its institutional policy framework and commitments through the adoption of an organizational gender & diversity policy.
In 2024, the ICRC will continue to build on its collaborative research and promote its new recommendations to advance understandings among States of the need to apply a gender perspective to international humanitarian law, for the purpose of ensuring that gendered harm is better considered and prevented in contemporary armed conflict.