Achieving gender parity in leadership is critical to ensuring that our efforts to achieve child-well-being, must be nuanced and founded on diversity – in leadership, in solutions and approaches to sustainable development. Gender inequality is one of the most powerful drivers of vulnerability for children in every context, and has especially severe consequences in fragile contexts. We have to walk the talk, starting with ourselves, as the children and communities we work for need to see gender parity in action!
I commit to working with and for youth by building relationships, sharing power and space and creating opportunities for their voices and leadership, including internships and holding at least two meetings with young women professionals in the organization during 2021.
I commit to communicating the importance of gender equality, raising awareness of structural inequalities, bias and barriers, and amplifying the voices of those impacted by discrimination through townhalls, speeches, internal and external briefings and bi-lateral and multi-lateral fora.