FUTURES Recommends Criteria for Becoming Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues
Futures Without Violence joins 80 civil society groups, from a number of different sectors concerned with gender equality and women’s and girls’ human rights, in setting forth a list of minimum qualifications that should be met for any candidate to be Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues.
The civil society groups that developed this list of criteria strongly believes that any nominee to be Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues must bring foreign policy expertise as well as a commitment to, passion for, and experience in gender equality and women’s and girls’ rights.
We believe that a qualified candidate must have experience working on these issues globally and a proven track record on many of the key priorities of the GWI office. Any qualified nominee should have a proven track record of opposing all forms of discrimination and violence, and to empowering marginalized communities across the world. We encourage raising serious questions about any nominee who cannot meet these criteria.
The statement does not imply that any signatory organization endorses or opposes a specific candidate for the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues position; however, all the endorsing organizations have agreed that the list of qualifications represents the minimum standard against which any nominee should be compared.