Women have and continue to make immense contributions towards the development and impact of ombudsman and related oversight institutions across the globe. This influence has, until now, remained largely uncelebrated.

For the first-time ever, the International Ombud Expo 2019, created and project managed by GMSI, included a special event dedicated to showcase through pictures the contributions of women leaders in these institutions.  

View here the pictorial compendium of about 500 women leaders in ombudsman and oversight institutions, past and present, from across the world over the past two hundred years.

This permanent directory is under continuous development.  We invite you to share your feedback and/or additional information, in particular picture(s) and profile (name, position and dates, country) of women heads and deputy heads of ombudsman and oversight institutions, past and present, missing in the directory presently.

Send your suggestions and attachments through the Contact Us link below or email to ioe2019@gmsiuk.com.