March 05, 2018 @ 08:00 – March 09, 2018 @ 23:00


Since so many events usually take place on the same day for International Women's Day, an International Women’s Week from 5 to 9 March 2018 would enable us to attend each other’s events and sending a strong collective message! Join us in taking part in this week-long celebration:

>>> If you are organizing an event during this week, please share information (tentative date, time and subject) with us at igc@un.org <<<



Tentative schedule of the week

Monday 5 March 2018:

12h – 14h:        International Gender Champions luncheon – Launch of the IGC 2017 Annual Report, Chateau de Penthes, by the International Gender Champions. Upon invitation, non-transferable

17h – 19h:        IGC Focal Points edition – Launch of the IGC 2017 Annual ReportWomen@TheTable Offices, by the International Gender Champions. All focal points & gender colleagues welcome, RSVP admin@genderchampions.com

Day:                  Interview with Isabelle Durant, Deputy Secretary-General of UNCTAD, posted on the website of the Association of German Employees in International Organizations (in English)

Tuesday 6 March 2018:

12h – 13h30:    The Contribution of Latin American Women to Gender Equality in the Charter of the United Nations, Palais des Nations, Room XXV, by the Permanent Missions of Brazil, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and Uruguay, amd the International Gender Champions.

12h30 – 13h30:  Lunch Briefing with Nicole Bourbonnais - Women’s Rights and Reproductive Rights: A Complicated History, Maison de la Paix, Auditorium A1B, by the Graduate Institute

16h30 – 17h30:  Borderline: Women in cross-border trade – Short documentary and photo exhibit, Palais des Nations, Door 40, by UNCTAD

18h30 – 20h:      Le prix de la mode: Inégalités de genre dans l’industrie du vêtementMaison de la Paix, Auditorium A1B, par le Centre genre de l'IHEID, le Service Agenda 21-Ville durable de la Ville de Genève et Public Eye

Day:                    Interview with Ambassador Antje Leendertse, Permanent Representative of Germany to the Office of the United Nations and to the other International Organizations in Geneva and International Gender Champion, posted on the website of the Association of German Employees in International Organizations (in German)

Wednesday 7 March 2018:

15h – 16h (Nairobi Time): Launch of the International Gender Champions – Nairobi Chapter, Nairobi, VIP Lounge, Gigiri complex, by UN Environment, the UN Office at Nairobi and UN Habitat

18h – 21h:           Press for Progress: SheTrades GloballyCinema Uptown Geneva, by the International Trade Center and Maersk

Evening:              Launch of the World Employment and Social Outlook Trends report brief on women’s labour market situation worldwide, by the International Labour Organization

Thursday 8 March 2018:

9h30 – 13h:        Delivering opportunities for WomenWorld Trade Organization, Room S3, by the World Trade Organization

11h – 12h30:      Rural women at work: Bridging the gaps – Panel discussionILO headquarters, R3 South, by the International Labour Organization

11h – 13h:         70 years of Human Rights: Was woman born free and equal in dignity and rights?Palais des Nations, Room XXIV, by the NGO Hope International and the Permanent Missions of Morocco and Madagascar

12h – 14h:         Egalité Homme-Femme sous le regard des militantesPalais des Nations, Salle XI, par l’association ContinentPremier

13h – 14h30 :    Towards the full Realization of the Rights of women And girls with DisabilitiesPalais des Nations, Room XXIV, by the Permanent Missions of Spain, New Zealand, Austria, Finland, United Kingdom, and Mexico, the UNFPA and the International Disability Alliance

13h15 – 15h:     Pressing for Progress: Renewing UNHCR’s Commitment to Age, Gender, and Diversity, Palais des Nations, Room XII, by the UN Refugee Agency

13h30 – 15h:      Be in Her Shoes: Human Rights Challenges and Achievements of Women and Girls of African DescentPalais des Nations, Room XIV (Cinema Room), by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UNOG Library

15h – 17h:          SDG So What Series on SDG 5 and SDG 11: Gender Equality and sustainable cities and communitiesPalais des Nations, Hall XIV, by the SDG Lab, UN-Women, DCAF, the Ville de Genève and the International Gender Champions.

18h30:                 Geneva’s famous Jet d’eau will turn turquoise in honour of the International Gender Champions, Jet d’eau, Lake Geneva

18h – 19h30:       The 2018 Geneva Gender Debate: Engaging men and boys in gender equalityMaison de la Paix, Auditorium Ivan Pictet, by the Graduate Institute and the International Gender Champions

Day:                   Blog - International Gender Champions, ou quand le combat pour l’égalité des genres devient concret, Billet blog avec Corinne Momal-Vanian, Présidente du comité de pilotage International Gender Champions à Genève, Valentin Zellweger, Gender Champion – Ambassadeur à la Mission permanente de la Suisse à l’ONU à Genève, et Jürg Lauber, Gender Champion – Ambassadeur à la Mission permanente de la Suisse à l’ONU à New York, qui sera publié sur le site internet de Département fédéral des affaires étrangères de la Confédération suisse

                            Interview with Corinne Momal-Vanian, Director of the Division of Conference Management at UNOG, Posted on the website of the Association of German Employees in International Organizations (in English)

Friday 9 March 2018:

14h - 15h30:       Mitigating Bias with Inclusion Nudges - Session with with speaker Lisa Kepinski, Founder and Director of the Inclusion InstituteVienna International Center, Room M2, by the International Gender Champions in Vienna

For more information on all upcoming events: http://genderchampions.com/events