In addition to the Panel Parity Pledge, each Gender Champion makes two individual annual commitments specific to moving gender equality forward in their organization.





To hold an annual event at the Embassy of Ireland in Paris specifically focused around the topic of gender and women’s equality

To organize at least three gender equality-related events, such as thematic conferences and networking gatherings, at the residency and embassy of the Netherlands, as well as together with other Permanent Missions, civil society and Vienna-based organizations.

Further contribute to the strategic development and impact of the International Gender Champion Initiative in my capacity as Co-Chair of the IGC Trade Impact Group. As a Gender Champion, I commit to encourage and only participate in gender-balanced panels; continue to raise the visibility of the need for greater participation of women in trade at the national, regional and multilateral level; and under the framework of the ITC SheTrades Initiative, build the evidence base and country capacity for more gender inclusive trade.

To promote diplomacy as a viable career option for young women, by engaging with French civil society organisations and political figures. With this goal in mind, I commit to posting an interview or blogpost on the IGC website.

Launching a social media campaign to inform women and girls about the possibilities and opportunities of working in the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and to encourage them to pursue such careers.

Collaborate with Trade Impact Group members to create learning opportunities for public and private stakeholders on topics reflected in the Buenos Aires Declaration on Women and Trade.

With a view to promoting work-family life balance of my Mission staff, I commit to avoid calling meetings during evenings, weekends and public holidays.

To (co)organize at least one public event on gender equality-related issues in Geneva, with participation from Vilnius or my own.

Empowering the women working in the Embassy by celebrating their success through publications on social media (Facebook, Twitter).

Introducing the Embassy staff with the online course of the UN Women Training Center – I Know Gender, especially parts 5 (Women´s Leadership and Decision Making) and 7 (Gender Equality in the World of Work) of the course.