Gender Equality Committee

About the Alliance Gender Equality Committee

The vision of the Alliance Gender Equality Committee vision is of a co-operative movement and co-operative societies led by women and men, and based upon both women's and men's definitions of equity, solidarity, democracy, and development. The GEC is a forum for the discussion and the exchange of experiences and ideas on issues related to the promotion of gender equality in the worldwide co-operative movement. It also serves as a catalyst for change.

The Committee currently has 22 member organisations from 20 countries.

Have a question or want more information about the GEC? Contact Fran McCrae at mccrae@ica.coop.


Chairperson

Maria Eugenia Perez Zea
President
COOMEVA
Colombia

Vice-Chairs

Marjaana Saarikoski
Director, Cooperative Affairs and Partnerships
SOK Group
Finland

Masako Shimbo 
Board Member
Japanese Consumers' Co-operative Union (JCCU)
Japan

Executive Committee Members

Vania Boyuklieva 
Vice-President
Central Co-operative Union
Bulgaria

Ruth FitzJohn
President
The Midcounties Co-operative
United Kingdom

Xiomara Núñez de Céspedes
President, Committee for the Development of Women
COOPROENF
Dominican Republic

Malena Riudavets
Vice-president
COCETA
Spain

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