IGC Trade Impact Group Publishes “Delivering on the Buenos Aires declaration: On trade and women's economic empowerment”

On 10 December 2020, the Trade Impact Group launched the publication “Delivering on the Buenos Aires declaration: On trade and women's economic empowerment”.

IGC Nairobi Hub Podcasts: Siddharth Chatterjee & Ambassador Alison Chartres

The latest #INTGenderChampions podcasts with UN Resident Coordinator in Kenya, Siddharth Chatterjee and Australian Ambassador Alison Chartres.
IGC: A Look Back on 2020 and the Gender Champions Challenge

IGC: A Look Back on 2020 and the Gender Champions Challenge

While 2020 has not been a typical year in almost any sense of the word, the IGC network is leaving it and entering 2021 with more wisdom, perspective, resilience and lessons learned. We encourage our community to translate our insights now into more ambitious and targeted, S.M.A.R.T. commitments and even more powerful initiatives for the coming year.

54 million women and youth face staggering humanitarian challenges

“The rights and needs of women and adolescent girls in emergencies are often overlooked, and COVID-19 has made matters worse, with rising intimate partner violence, sexual violence and child marriage”, said Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA).

Covid-fuelled wage inequality risks widening the gender gap, ILO warns

The coronavirus crisis has fuelled greater wage inequality across the world, with women, migrants, young people and those working in the informal economy among the hardest hit, the International Labour Organization has warned.

UN steps-up action against gender-based violence

The UN has allocated new funding for women-led initiatives that combat gender-based violence.

Gender Concerns International: End Electoral Violence Against Women: Call for Support

Gender Concerns International stands in solidarity with all of those who are addressing the issue of violence against women across the globe and supports the campaign Orange the World: #16 Days of Activism.

IGC Workshop: Peer-Peer support, Mentoring and Gender Equality

Mentoring and peer-peer support are well-established and powerful development tools. When used with a gender-responsive lens, they can be mobilised to support more women, diversity, and inclusion within organisations. 

Human Rights Council: Promoting & Protecting Human Rights of Women and Girls in Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

Article by Clara Cabrera, Spanish Ambassador at Large for Gender Equality in Foreign Policy, about resolution (A/HRC/45/L.24/Rev1) on promoting and protecting the human rights of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict situations on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000)

Enabling Environment Week by Vienna-based UN Organizations and the International Gender Champions Network

From the 19th to the 23rd of October 2020, the Vienna-based UN Organizations together with the International Gender Champions Network organised the first Enabling Environment Week. Over 30 panelists representing Permanent Missions, International Organizations, academia and civil society were joined by an audience of over 400 participants from all over the world.

International Gender Champions & UN Women Joint Panel Discussion on Moving the Needle: Family-Friendly Policies in the United Nations System

The IGC and UN Women hosted a joint panel discussion around family-friendly policies at the UN such as equal parental leave and launched the #ChampionsForParentalLeave campaign!

Strategic Intelligence to Support Navigating Accelerated Complexity

The World Economic Forum's Strategic Intelligence platform uses experts from the Forum’s network of universities, think-tanks, international organizations and other research institutions around the world to highlight the context and implications of the key drivers of transformation for key issues such as Gender Parity.