Raimonda MurmokaitÄ—
Current Director, Security Policy Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Former Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations in New York
Raimonda MurmokaitÄ—

One in three women worldwide experience physical or sexual violence during their lifetimes. In addition to being a grave human rights violation and one of the worst forms of discrimination, violence against women is also a drain on nations’ resources and an obstacle to implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. When a woman is discriminated against, violated, or abused, we all lose. According to some estimates, violence against women costs up to two per cent of a nation’s GDP. Lithuania is strongly committed to advancing gender equality and combatting VAW. Together, we can do a lot. As individuals, we too have a role to play. I am happy and proud to join the IGC network as a gender champion. Together, we must work to translate the many pledges and commitments into actions that make a real difference in the lives of women and girls around the world.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.