Geneva, May 17, 2016
The International Geneva Gender Champions held their first mid-term review May 17 to discuss achievements and challenges on the path towards gender equality. The leadership network founded in mid-2015 brings together women and men who make specific, concrete and public commitments to advancing equality for women in their own organizations and beyond.
“I am so pleased that in less than a year we’ve been able to build a network of more than 100 Gender Champions that embody international Geneva in all its diversity — with every region of the world represented,” said Ambassador Pamela Hamamoto, U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva.
“ We are a network of different cultures, different experiences, organizations with different mandates…but we are all united around a single, very important issue…gender equality. Because we are here in Geneva – the multilateral, operational hub of international diplomacy – we have the ability to send a powerful message to the rest of the world. I would like to thank you all for your personal commitment to this initiative and to using this unique platform to drive progress on gender equality well beyond the shores of Lake Geneva.”