Since January 2012, Wikigender regularly organises online discussions on the platform. This page centralises all online discussions that took place on Wikigender.
Any upcoming online discussion will be profiled on the Wikigender homepage.
Most recent online discussion
- 2-11 April 2013: The impact of discriminatory social norms on adolescent girls
Wikigender and Wikichild want to hear your views, lessons learned and best practices or policies on empowering adolescent girls. From 2-11 April 2013, we invited you to participate in an online discussion on "The impact of discriminatory social norms on adolescent girls" and to be heard at a workshop on "Empowering adolescent girls by tackling social norms" that takes place on 26 April in London.
Past Online Discussions
We are asking what type of social norms and attitudes contribute to violence against women, examples of entry points for changing social norms and attitudes that support violence against women and what are the challenges for changing social norms that support violence against women.
Over the past decade, there has been a growing understanding of ICT, in particular the Internet, as a powerful instrument for advancing economic and social development and the enhancement of networking, participation and advocacy. ICTs also have the potential to improve interaction between different stakeholders. Facilitated by the International Land Coalitions (ILC) Women’s Land Rights team. It will be running from 6-20 February simultaneously on the Land Portal and five more platforms (including Wikigender).
We asked what are the opportunities and challenges for engaging men and boys in promoting gender equality, examples of successful programmes in engaging men and boys in transforming discriminatory social norms and what actions governments, donors, UN bodies and civil society should take to support the engagement of men and boys in achieving gender equality.
- June 2012: Gender Equality and Climate Change
We asked the question "How can gender equality be better integrated into climate change policies and programmes in order to ensure sustainable development?" and presented the outcome of the discussion at the 10th OECD DAC Network on Gender Equality (Gendernet) meeting on 14 June. Access the summary report.
- March 2012: Empowering Rural Women
We asked: "Equal rights to resources: the key to empowering rural women. But what's stopping it?" and presented the outcomes of the discussion at a side event on 1 March that we organised during the 56th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York.
This was Wikigender's first online discussion! There was no summary report but all the comments are still accessible from the discussion page (link above).