IGC Resources

Find out more about the ways in which the IGC initiative breaks down gender barriers.

A two-pager on the initiative

Learn what the initiative is about and how you can become an International Gender Champion with this wrap-up two-pager!

What is the International Gender Champions initiative?

Watch this short video to better understand what the IGC is about!

IGC 2019 Annual Report

Read up on IGC activities of 2019 spanning from Geneva over New York to Vienna, Nairobi, The Hague and Paris.

Gender-Responsive Assemblies toolkit

The Gender-Responsive Assembly Toolkit is intended for all actors that drive change within organizations, including Director-/Secretary-Generals, Secretariats, Member States, civil society and staff to uphold common standards for gender-responsive assemblies by sharing current actions on agenda-setting, participation, governance, working environment, and decision-making.

COVID-19 & Gender

The global pandemic is likely to exacerbate gender inequalities: here is why and how to address this issue. Please email admin[at]genderchampions.com to share additional analysis, resources, policy responses or suggestions.

COVID-19: What does this mean for gender?

An opinion piece co-signed by Martin Chungong, Chair of the IGC Global Board and Secretary-General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and the International Gender Champions Secretariat.

UN Secretary-General's Policy Brief: The Impact of COVID-19 on Women

To achieve this, the policy brief emphasizes three cross-cutting priorities: 1) Ensure women's participation, 2) Drive transformative change for equality by addressing the care economy - paid and unpaid, 3) Target women & girls in all efforts to address the socio-economic impacts of the crisis.

Family-friendly policies and other good workplace practices in the context of COVID-19

This ILO-UNICEF-UN Women joint brief provides key steps employers can take to promote family-friendly workplaces.

COVID-19 sex-disaggregated data tracker

Understanding gender is essential to understanding the risk factors of poor health, early death and health inequities. Check out Global Health's live gender data tracker.

Inclusive & Equitable Organizations

Make sure not to miss these key resources to make gender equality a reality in your organisation.

Gender Champions Challenge Concept note

The IGC is launching a Gender Champions Challenge to take the network and its members to the next level of awareness and action. Read the concept note to find out more!

All things being equal: Gender Equality Guidelines from Public Service Media

This report by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) explores the strategies that underpin a gender-equal media organization: workplace data and staff feedback to diagnose the issues; effective workplace policy to support equality of opportunity; and enabling a positive workplace culture through flexibility, leadership and behaviours to retain talent.

Guidelines for the elimination of sexism, harassment and violence against women in parliament

These Inter-Parliamentary Union guidelines offer advice and practical information for parliamentarians and parliamentary staff on how to transform parliaments into gender-sensitive environments free from sexism and abuse.

Egalité : au travail !

Cette plateforme propose des outils, ressources et bonnes pratiques à choix pour promouvoir une culture et un environnement de travail égalitaire, inclusif et sain, exempts de préjugés sexistes, homophobes ou transphobes.

New Research & Debates

Stay up to date on current groundbreaking policy and research debates.


Mainstreaming Gender in Free Trade Agreements

A toolkit for policymakers and trade negotiators to gauge gender responsiveness in their agreements, prepared by the International Trade Centre, based on a research assessment of 73 selected free trade agreements in force among 25 Commonwealth countries.

The socioeconomic impact of employing female deminers in Sri Lanka

A new study by the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining.

Tackling social norms: A game changer for gender inequalities

Globally almost 50 percent of people say they think men make better political leaders, while more than 40 percent feel that men make better business executives—a social judgement, just for being a woman, an invisible barrier and an affront to fairness and real meritocracy.

Gender, Climate & Security: Sustaining inclusive peace on the frontlines of climate change

A new report by UN Environment, UN Women, the UN Development Programme and UN Department for Political Affairs.

Ressources en Français

Going Further

For more in-depth analyses of the topic.


Women in parliament: 1995–2020 - 25 years in review

This year’s report looks back at 25 years of women in parliament on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Beijing conference and its groundbreaking action plan for gender equality.

A Quantum Leap for Gender Equality: For a Better Future of Work for All

This report is the culmination of the extensive and often ground-breaking work undertaken in the ILO’s Women at Work Centenary Initiative.

Missing Links

A UNIDIR publication on Sex- and Gender-Related Impacts of Chemical and Biological Weapons.