SDG 5 Thrive Gallery
SDG 5 Thrive had a busy first year of creative storytelling within the context of the SDGs. We started 2018 with a three-day United Nations Vienna conference entitled ‘Achieving Gender Equality and Female Empowerment: A Collaborative Vision of SDG 5.’ Heather Wokusch coordinated this conference along with the corresponding Austrian Broadcasting Corporation DialogForum Event held at Webster Vienna Private University: ‘How to Change the World.’ Doaa Al Zamel and Nour Barakeh participated in both. Next, we were at European Forum Alpbach in August; in September, we continued our activities with Rania Ali and Suad Mohamed. These engagements included a major event sponsored by the Austrian Parliament’s National Council Second President Doris Bures, various visits to the KAICIID Dialogue Centre, a Diplomatic Academy symposium hosted by WIIS Austria, filming for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation’s television show focused on parliamentary topics (‘Hohes Haus’), and a multimedia event at the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens (BKMC). In 2019, we have had a variety of activities on an individual and shared basis; we also enjoyed a summertime reunion in Stockholm at which we planned our next exciting steps!