The Women, Peace and Security Index 2021: Highlights & Policy Recommendations

The Index represents a critical resource for different key stakeholders in reimagining the future after Covid-19 and “building equitable systems that are resilient in good times and bad”: policymakers and practitioners to evaluate progress and set priorities; civil society to highlight gaps and hold decision-makers accountable; academics to research global trends and investigate data on WPS; and the private sector to assess risk analysis.

Leadership Exchange with Tarja Halonen, former President of Finland

On 21 October 2021, the Council of Women World Leaders and International Gender Champions co-hosted a leadership exchange with the former President of Finland and a member of the Council of Women World Leaders, Tarja Halonen.

Women and Road Safety, An Interview with Nneka Henry of UNRSF

Nneka Henry, Head of the United Nations Road Safety Fund (UNRSF) in Geneva, is spearheading the issue of safe and sustainable mobility, including how it affects women and men differently. The International Gender Champions sits down with her for an interview to explore this topic.

Spain's Feminist Foreign Policy: Promoting Gender Equality in Spain's External Actions

"Spain's Feminist Foreign Policy: Promoting Gender Equality in Spain's External Action" is prepared by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain, and presented by the President of the Government of Spain, Mr. Pedro Sånchez, on March 10.

One of the main goals of this Feminist Foreign Policy is to give greater weight to gender issues on the agenda of different International Organizations, be it through improving collaboration with other countries in this area, supporting candidates who promote this priority, or ensuring that a gender approach is integrated into planification of activities. 
Statement by the Global Board of the International Gender Champions (IGC) on Afghanistan

Statement by the Global Board of the International Gender Champions (IGC) on Afghanistan

As leaders in our personal capacities, we strongly condemn targeted attacks against women and girls, and male allies in Afghanistan.  We stand firmly against gender-based violence in all its forms. “Gender Champions who wish to show their support and add their name to the statement above are welcome to email:”

Concluding the Time to Talk – A Champion Conversation Series

Tapping into IGC’s collective wisdom globally was the inspiration behind our first ever IGC Time to Talk - Champion Conversation Series.

Keeping Gender on the Agenda within Organisations: Time to Talk session on Mainstreaming

On 29 June 2021, six Champions from International Organisations and Civil Society in the Geneva and Den Haag hubs came together to discuss how to keep gender on the agenda within organisations.

The IGC GBV Pledge - An Information Session

Watch the video for more information on why the new IGC GBV Pledge has been developed, what we hope to achieve, and how you can contribute to its effective implementation.

Time to Talk: Reflections on Effective Feminist Leadership and Representation in Multilateral Fora

Six Champions from International Organisations, Civil Society Organisations and Member States in Geneva, New York and Paris had a lively and determined exchange on what actions are needed in order to embody feminist leadership and fully achieve representation beyond just numbers in multilateral fora such as the United Nations ecosystem, Parliaments, Councils and Assemblies.

Champions Discuss Work-Life-Balance and Family-Friendly Policies

On 22 June, eight Champions from across the IGC Network gathered for an IGC Time to Talk Conversation on Work-Life Balance and Family-Friendly Policies.

New Network-Wide IGC Gender-based Violence Pledge

Ahead of the Generation Equality Forum (GEF) in Paris this June, the IGC Global Board has approved a new, network wide Pledge to stand for zero tolerance of gender-based violence (GBV), sexist attitudes and behaviour.  This will be an IGC commitment to the Generation Equality Forum and aims to tackle some of the deepest and most harmful norms that prevent the equal rights of women and girls being realised.