Thijs Berman
Executive Director, Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy
Thijs Berman

Democracy cannot thrive unless the voices of all people in society are heard, and women are absolutely central to the functioning of an inclusive democracy. NIMD supports and empowers women around the globe so they can play a meaningful role in political leadership, conflict resolution, and peace building.

I support the IGC Panel Parity Pledge.

I support the IGC gender-based violence pledge.

Personal Commitments

I commit to cultivate a positive and supportive organizational culture among all staff where gender equality and empowerment of women are measurable and embedded in all decision-making and programming processes. For this, I will (1) carry out a gender audit of the organization; (2) include in the staff satisfaction survey questions about the work environment from a gender lens.
I commit to lead by example by systematically advocating for the need for women’s political participation and women’s participation in peace and dialogue processes during my interactions with political actors and within my own organization in accordance with UN resolution 1325.