Earlier this month, GMAP came up with a challenge for the Gender Equality Hackathon, hosted by Think Tank Hub Geneva, foraus, the Impact Hub Geneva, and Switzerland’s Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.
The SDG Accelerator #PolicyHack was held from November 17 to November 19 and aimed to create a space for developing new tools for equality. In total, 60 different persons, mainly from Switzerland and Europe, but also internationally, participated in this event.
GMAP has asked a group how humour could be used to provide positive narratives, respectful of gender and other diversity dimensions. This challenge was drafted to address the difficulty that some people have to understand an issue when they are not experiencing it. With this challenge, the goal was to use comedy and humour to make feminism more accessible.
The group tackling this challenge called themselves the “Pregnant Men”, suggested producing videos where gender roles would be inverted and thus would raise awareness to different topics, including harassment. The use of the hashtag #whatif would encourage people to film and share these videos while promoting discussions around inequality issues.