Gender Champions

Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy (GCNP) is a leadership network that brings together heads of organizations working in nuclear policy who are committed to break down gender barriers and make gender equality a working reality in their spheres of influence. NIAC President, Jamal Abdi, decided to join as a Gender Champion in the Spring of 2019 because, as an organization dedicated to protecting the civil rights of all Americans and amplifying the voices of the Iranian-American community, we take the responsibility of leading by example seriously. That means taking an intentional approach to shaping our internal practices and our public education and advocacy efforts around gender equity and inclusion. 

In order to hold ourselves accountable, we formed a Gender Equity Task Force comprised of a representative from our boards and staff to make gender equity a priority. This task force includes NIAC’s former board chair Shokooh Miry, a psychologist who previously directed clinical services at one of the largest rape crisis centers in California; NIAC Action’s former board secretary Yasmin Radjy, a senior advisor at the U.S. Department of Treasury; NIAC’s former board member Sanam Anderlini, a gender advisor to the UN and founding executive director of the women’s human rights organization International Civil Society Action Network; and NIAC’s National Organizing Director Donna Farvard, who serves as NIAC’s staff focal point for GCNP.

Have questions about NIAC’s involvement with Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy? Email Donna Farvard at [email protected]