Apolitical's 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy 2019 features UN Women experts

Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2019

World's 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy 2019
Graphic courtesy of Apolitical.

Apolitical, the peer-to-peer learning platform for government, today announced its annual list of the 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy 2019.

On this crucial year in the battle for gender equality, the 100 Most Influential People include six gender equality experts and influencers from UN Women, alongside people such as Ruth Bader-Ginsburg, Melinda Gates and Michelle Obama.

Along with Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Amina Mohammad, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Deputy Executive Director Åsa Regnér, UN Women’s Director of Policy and Executive Coordinator and Spokesperson on Sexual Harassment and other forms of Discrimination, Purna Sen, and founder of HeForShe campaign, Elizabeth Nyamayaro, are among the top influencers, two years in a row.

The list also recognizes renowned actor, humanitarian and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, and anti-FGM activist Jaha Dukureh, UN Women Regional Ambassador for Africa, among young leaders.

This year, Apolitical received over 9,000 nominations from public servants all over the world, as well as experts at the United Nations, Women Deliver, Women in Global Health, The World Bank, UNAIDS, Women for Climate Justice and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The list celebrates politicians, civil servants, academics and activists who are currently making the biggest impact in gender policy. It both recognizes high-profile icons and shines a light on the unsung heroes.

For more information and the full list, visit the Apolitical website.