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Plowshares Fund Launches Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy

19th November 2018
Plowshares Fund Launches Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy

WINS Executive Director Dr. Roger Howsley and 31 other leaders from around the world have come together to form the Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy (GCNP) initiative. Launched by Plowshares Fund on 14 November 2018 in Washington, DC, the initiative brings together heads of organisations working in nuclear policy who are committed to breaking down gender barriers and making gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence.

Who Are the Members?

Members include presidents, directors, and other institutional heads of organisations whose agendas and/or members address nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear weapons policy, nuclear disarmament, nuclear security, nuclear deterrence, nuclear energy and other related topics.

Why Is Gender Equality Important in Nuclear Policy?

According to the GCNP website:

Not only is gender equality necessary from the perspective of democracy and justice, it is essential to achieve and maintain peace and security. Research has repeatedly shown that diverse teams generate the best outcomes, and that women’s presence and contributions to peace and security discussions add value and sustainability to policies and impact.

Committed leaders can generate momentum at the highest levels to create meaningful change and facilitate strong cross-cutting links for great potential impact. Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy seeks to catalyze those links and mobilize that change.

What Do International Gender Champions Commit to?

All Gender Champions adopt the Panel Parity Pledge, which is to avoid whenever possible appearing on single-gender panels.  In addition they commit to:

  • Treating every person with respect and fairness;
  • Actively including, investing in, and valuing diverse and emergent perspectives;
  • Creating and maintaining safe, inclusive workplaces free from harassment and discrimination;
  • Promoting women leaders inside and outside their organisations;
  • Working together with other Champions in a spirit of openness, honesty and transparency.

For More Information

For more information, see:

Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy

Plowshares Fund

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