MUIC Sustainability

Pride Month: Gender Festival and IC Pride Market

To celebrate Pride Month 2023, there were two major events initiated and run by the division, the student association, and the student club.

Gender Festival  

June 13 to 14, 2023, the International Relations and Global Affairs Program (IRGA) and GENSCAPE club organized the “Gender Festival” which included multiple activities as follows;   

  • Two roundtable discussions on the topics of “Women’s Leadership in Politics, Diplomacy and Law” and “How to L.O.V.E Training Session” involve guest speakers sharing their insights and experiences,  
  • Two talks entitled “Dream with Pride” and “Circle of Life,” together with an art exhibition.   
  • A workshop entitled “Out 4 Mental Health”  
  • An exhibition entitled “The Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children” by the ACWC ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children, the Institute of HIV Research and Innovation (IHRI), and IRGA’s Witchcraft and Gender Representation Class.  
  • Signing of the petition supporting the law for Marriage Equality 

As the activities aimed at promoting gender equality and women’s rights awareness, MUIC is on the way to achieving Gender Equality (SDG 5) and Reduced Inequalities (SDG 10). Moreover, the other objective is advocating for self-confidence and self-acceptance which is contributing to the broader goal of ensuring good health and well-being for all (SDG 3). The petition for Marriage Equality also displays a touch on legal rights. For this aspect, the signing aimed toward a peaceful society by fostering inclusivity and reducing discrimination, which aligns with the SDG 16 Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions.   

IC Pride Market 

At the same time, on 13-14 June 2023, the MUIC Student Association organized the “IC Pride Market.” The booths were run by students, alumni, and outsiders, offering food, drinks, clothing, accessories, and desserts. The event was open to everyone, creating a vibrant and inclusive campus environment. 

The student association also held an online campaign “Clothes Have No Gender,” encouraging participants to express themselves with clothes they feel comfortable and happy to wear. It contributed to breaking down gender stereotypes and advancing gender equality. Similar to the Gender Festival, IC Pride Market and the online campaign relevant to SDG 5 – Gender Equality and SDG 10 – Reduced Inequalities.