On 5th February, the Hague Hub of Geneva based The International Gender Champions (IGC) network was launched with the support of the embassies of Canada and Switzerland at the International Criminal Court (ICC), The Hague, the Netherlands. At the event Director Bano stated, “Gender Concerns International welcomes the opening of IGC The Hague Hub and ensures its cooperation and support for this initiative.
H.E. Sabine Nolke, Ambassador of Canada to the Netherlands graced the occasion by her opening remarks, followed by Judge Chile Eboe-Oseuji. President of the International Criminal Court highlighting the significance of the initiative as well as his support for the issue. A high-level panel discussion moderated by H.E. Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Netherlands led to an insightful exchange and sharing of views of experts. The event provided an exclusive space for actors and institutions to liase and network.
The event was attended by ambassadors, principals of the international courts and tribunals, heads of prominent international institutions and organizations. Gender Concerns International was represented by director Sabra Bano who met with Catlin Kraft-Buchman, director Women@ The Table and the Co-founder of IGC ensuring her support and cooperation for IGC The Hague Hub. IGC, is a leadership network that seeks to bring together female and male decision makers who are working to break down gender barriers. Sabra Bano also met with among other dignitaries, the Ambassador of Canada congratulating her for a successful program and thanked H.E. Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn, Ambassador of Switzerland for his kind invitation to the event.
Shown on the pictures; Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, President of the International Criminal Court; Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn, Ambassador of Switzerland to the Netherlands; Sabine Nölke, Ambassador of Canada to the Netherlands.