Champion
Päivi Kaukoranta
Ambassador and Permanent Representative , Embassy of Finland to The Netherlands
Päivi Kaukoranta

"Gender equality shall be promoted in accordance with the Constitution of Finland and Human rights treaties that we have committed to. In its foreign and security policy Finland extensively promotes the realization of women’s and girls’ rights, and women’s equal political and economic participation. It is my duty and privilege as International Gender Champion to raise gender awareness and advance gender parity in my daily work."

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.
  • Organize training for my embassy staff members about gender awareness, unnoticed biases, and the importance of open discussion about the foregoing subjects.

  • Strive to raise awareness for the importance of gender equality in all relevant public statements and speeches, especially in international organisations such as the OPCW and the ICC.