Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy 2019 Impact Report

Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy 2019 Impact Report

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The 2019 Impact Report from the Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy measures progress made in advancing gender equity in the nuclear security field. GCNP was launched in November 2018 by NTI Vice President for Materials Risk Management Laura Holgate and Ploughshares Fund’s Michelle Dover. In just over a year, the project has grown to include more than 50 organizations whose heads have become Gender Champions by making voluntary “SMART” commitments to advance gender equity in their own organizations.

“The existential challenge of nuclear policy in all its dimensions—deterrence, nonproliferation, security, energy, disarmament, and so on—requires our best minds and our most committed participants,” write Holgate and Dover in the report’s introduction.

While the Impact Report found mostly positive results, GCNP recognizes that much work remains to make gender equality a working reality in this challenging field, and effective change in an organization’s culture and behavior takes time. At the same time, the data collected for the report indicates that the GCNP impact model works and that supporting Gender Champions in making voluntary commitments is a workable model for creating durable change.

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