Gender Champion Antonio Hodgers makes the case for gender parity at the Geneva International Motor Show

Antonio Hodgers, the President of the Canton of Geneva, made a bold move towards gender parity by refusing to speak at the opening of the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) on 7 March 2019.

A successful International Women’s Week!

The International Gender Champions celebrated International Women’s Week from 4 to 8 March 2019. Here are some of the highlights of a successful celebration.

The 2018 IGC Annual Report is out!

Find out about what the network achieved and how it further expanded in 2018.

How to break down gender barriers: Champions give some tips

On the occasion of International Women's Week, 7 Champions answered the question "How to break down gender barriers?".

Heads of UN, Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement pledge to step up action on sexual violence in conflict

The United Nations and the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement today pledged to step up action to prevent, end and respond to sexual and gender-based violence in and around conflict.

OPCW Fulfils First International Gender Champions Commitment

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) took another step towards gender equality in the workplace by fulfilling its first commitment for the IGC initiative with the appointment of ten OPCW Gender Focal Points

ICC hosts launch of International Gender Champions Network’s new ‘Den Haag Hub’

On 5 February 2019, the International Criminal Court (ICC) hosted an event launching the International Gender Champions (IGC) Hub in The Hague, organized by the Embassies of Canada and Switzerland to The Netherlands

IGC Disarmament Impact Group publishes a Resource Pack for Multilateral Practitioners

The Gender & Disarmament Resource Pack includes information on gender equality and its relevance to arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament, in addition to practical ideas that can support diplomats in applying a gender lens to their work.

Commitments 2019

Commitment Inspiration from Gender-Responsive Assemblies & a new Gender Pledge (two new commitments due 31 January)

Launch event of the new International Gender Champions – Den Haag Hub

On 5 February 2019, ambassadors, principals of international courts & tribunals, and heads of international institutions & NGOs will gather together to celebrate the launch of a new IGC Chapter in The Hague

OPCW Hosts Second Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Event

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) hosted its second event on the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace on 11 January.

The Buenos Aires Declaration on Women & Trade on Year 1

One year ago, on 6 December at the World Trade Organization's MC11, over 120 WTO members and observers committed to foster the participation of women in trade and better study the links between trade & women’s economic empowerment. Last week a conference in Geneva took stock of the Buenos Aires Declaration’s 1st year. #TradeForWomen