In Favor of Gender Balance
Austrian Red Cross Management Board signs Gender Pledge
On January 25 and 26, the European Red Cross Women’s Network – an informal network of Red Cross women from the International Federation and National Societies – met in Vienna to discuss women equality in the RC Movement.
The Management Board of the Austrian Red Cross took this occasion to sign the Gender Pledge proposed at the 31st International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
Through the pledge the Austrian Red Cross commits to create conditions favorable for gender balance at all levels in governance, management and staff, and for gender balanced representation in statutory bodies and meetings, where possible.
For the past years, the Austrian Red Cross has improved gender balance at its Secretariat: 50 % of the 8 Divisional Heads are women, home office and flexible working hours were introduced, and women with children were encouraged to take up management positions.