In addition to the Panel Parity Pledge, each Gender Champion makes two individual annual commitments specific to moving gender equality forward in their organization.
As Chairman of the WTO Committee on Trade and Environment, I commit to
a) Lead WTO signatories to increase awareness and country level engagement on the Buenos Aires Declaration on Trade and Women’s Economic Empowerment;
b) Ensure that Committee working groups and streams integrate a gender lens into trade and sustainability programs, environmental policies and strategies; and to
c) Ensure that the Committee advocates a gender lens for member state national responses on climate resilience, and recovery plans to natural disasters.
Keep gender equality and women’s empowerment high on the agenda in all official functions at the UN and in public outreach activities.
Provide opportunities for female members of the Mission to take on roles of responsibility and give visibility to their work.
Encourage the use of gender-based analysis by my staff and the OSCE Secretariat and field missions as a matter of course, whenever developing policy, projects or other activities.
Continue my ongoing efforts to mentor women colleagues and to actively support them in their career development.
I commit to review and enhance policies to improve conditions for women working in fragile contexts, including duration of rest and recuperation (R&R), leave days, compensation, and family visits to allow women more time with families by 2021.
I commit to participate in gender balanced panels in discussion and ensure that all job interview panels have a gender balance. I also commit to intentionally support the growth and career progression of women, by ensuring that in the East Africa regional office and all national offices, gender parity at the senior leadership level is achieved by 2020.
To ensure participation of at least 50% women at all AFLA meetings such as workshops, seminars and conferences.
To incorporate gender perspectives in all AFLA activities.
From 2018 onwards, target women inclusion in WINS workshops and WINS Academy courses to improve the gender balance, provide WINS Academy scholarships for women, measure progress at every level and communicate progress and results regularly.