The Vienna-based focal points, team leaders designated by International Gender Champions, come together biannually to discuss the current agenda developed by the IGC Vienna Hub.
The Vienna-based Champions meeting is a biannual event aimed at creating space and time for dynamic and transformative conversations between heads of permanent missions, international organizations, and civil societies. Since current meetings are taking place virtually, for this session, the Vienna Hub of the International Gender Champions (IGC) piloted a new format and used small breakout rooms to facilitate the type of peer-to-peer exchanges that in-person sessions offer.
On 27 May, Geneva Gender Champions Houlin Zhao of ITU, Nazrene Mannie of GAN, Ambassador of Spain Aurora Díaz-Rato Revuelta, and New York Gender Champion John Frank of Microsoft connected online for a Time to Talk Conversation on Technology and Gender Equality.
How can we authentically and meaningfully engage with the young people within and around our spheres of influence and power as Champions of the global International Gender Champions network?
On 05 May 2021, four Champions from the Vienna Hub gathered virtually to discuss the obstacles to Youth empowerment in the field of STEM, Diplomacy and the science-diplomacy nexus.
On 14 April 2021, five Champions from IGC Hubs of Geneva, Nairobi and Den Haag gathered to exchange on the topic of intersectionality.
On International Women’s Day, the Chair of the IGC Global Board Mr. Martin Chungong received the Inaugural SDG5 Male Champion for Change Award.
The two-week period of CSW saw hundreds of side and parallel events. To gain some clarity, the International Gender Champions Secretariat analysed the over one hundred official CSW65 side events to illustrate the main topics fellow Champions addressed in panel events.
Following elections in 2020, the global proportion of women in parliament reached a record 25.5 per cent, representing an increase of 0.6 points compared with 2019, according to the IPU’s latest Women in Parliament report.
Whilst our ability to connect and have informal exchanges has been made more challenging by the move to a virtual environment, the IGC presents a unique platform for Champions to connect across our multilateral hubs and share experiences and ideas. This is the Time to Talk – Champion Conversation Series.
On Tuesday 16 February 2021, the Paris Hub of the International Gender Champions network proudly held its inaugural Champion-Level Event.
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“…our point of departure is not that women are inherently ‘fair’ but that gender differences are rooted in culture and social structures. Thus, the gender factor should not be seen as a monolithic phenomenon, but rather as a hub for complex relationships.” (Stensöta/Wängnerud, 2018)