An opinion piece by IGC Champion Melinda Reed, Executive Director, Women's Initiatives for Gender Justice (WIGJ)
In a webinar hosted by the Co-chairs of the IGC Justice Impact Group in The Hague, Ambassador Annika Markovic and Ambassador Lisa Helfand, experts took a closer look at one particular challenge of the ongoing pandemic: domestic violence.
Italian Ambassador to the Netherlands and International Gender Champion, H.E. Andrea Perugini shares his experience of creating a network of women entrepreneurs and developing practical guidelines to promote gender equality.
H.E. Matthew Neuhaus, International Gender Champion and Australian Ambassador to the Netherlands, tells us about the successful fulfillment of his commitment and draws a positive conclusion.
This autumn marks the 20th anniversary since the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS). A huge milestone, it finally promised mainstream attention to women’s perspectives on and experiences of war, peace and security which women’s rights activists had been pursuing for over a century.
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Den Haag Champions
Ambassador, Embassy of Canada to the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Embassy of Switzerland to The Netherlands
Prosecutor, International Criminal Court
Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Government of Netherlands
Director-General, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)