Gender Equality Hackathon; 17-19 November 2017

Kaylan Holst-Roness, Oct. 10, 2017

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Following the Migration Policy Hack in 2016, we are delighted to collaborate once again with Foraus and to be back at Impact Hub Geneva for the Gender Equality Hackathon organized by the Think Tank Hub!

As partners, we are hosting a challenge about changing perceptions of gender-based discrimination amongst the male population. How can we involve more people who are not facing direct discrimination in their daily lives to ensure better and more inclusive behaviors, and ultimately achieve equal opportunities for all genders?

Come hack with us on 17-19 November 2017!

 

Our challenge "Changing Perceptions" in full:

As the level of visibility and recognition of the gender equality cause has increased over the past decades, there seems to be a paradoxical growing disbelief, annoyance, even sometimes even anger amongst a segment of the male population. Gender-based discrimination is perceived as not relevant to them, because they don’t experience its consequences first-hand and because some of them think that it imposes unnecessary constrains to their lives. We believe that the main reason for this phenomenon is a lack of understanding of what reality truly is like for people facing systemic discrimination. Changing these perceptions seems crucial in order to bring them on board with gender equality-related debates and progress, and thus it leads us to the following question: how can we involve more people who are not facing direct discrimination in their daily lives to ensure better and more inclusive behaviors, and ultimately achieve equal opportunities for all genders?