With the appointment of Tatiana Valovaya as Secretary-General of the Conference on Disarmament, disarmament affairs at the UN are for the first time in history led by four women.
A blog by International Gender Champion Tanya Wood and CHS Alliance.
Dr Fidelma Donlon, Registrar of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers (KSC), established a gender coordination committee within the KSC. This is a forum for people to have open dialogue, share their experiences and also aims to dispel misconceptions about gender in the workplace.
On the occasion of IGC's four-year anniversary, Champions were asked what the most urgent next step is to advance gender equality.
On 1 July 2019, Arancha González, Executive Director of the International Trade Centre, became Chair of the IGC Global Board.
IGC co-founder Michael Møller will complete his mandate as Director-General of UN Geneva at the end of June, thus becoming an IGC Alumnus.
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.
Selon la vielle tradition diplomatique, l’Ambassadeur était celui qui représente son Pays, l’Ambassadrice son épouse. Les femmes qui de plus en plus assument ce rôle devaient se faire appeler Madame l’Ambassadeur.
International Gender Champions co-founder Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto, and IGC Alumni Ambassador Laura Holgate are featured in a New York Times Op-Ed on how hard it is for women to be hired, promoted or taken seriously in national security establishments.
Because they impact the way we live, work, travel, or consume, standards play a crucial role in shaping society. The fact that women have remained largely under-represented in standardization processes has meant that the standards adopted are sometimes simply unfit - or even dangerous - for half of the world’s population.
An op-ed by Fleur Heyworth from the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP).
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.