We tend to think that gender progress is a straight line. Some countries are lagging behind, others are more progressed, but everyone is moving in the right direction and in the end, we'll get there. Think twice: gender equality is not a natural evolution, it's not just happening by itself. Every step for women's rights, every victory on the status quo, was hard fought. And progress is fragile. This is why we need to keep on pushing.
Former Head of the Delegation, Permanent Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations in Geneva
I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.