The Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues must meet minimum qualifications for women and girls in U.S. foreign policy
This list of qualifications should be considered the minimum criteria for any candidate to be Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues. It represents the consensus of 80 groups from across civil society, and reflects the baseline standard to which any candidate for this position is held. The statement does not imply that any signatory organization endorsers or opposes a specific candidate for the Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues position.
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 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.