The Dangers of Gender Ideology at Home and Abroad

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February 27, 2024 The Dangers of Gender Ideology at Home and Abroad

Join us for the International Coalition on Gender Imperialism Inaugural Forum as we discuss the dangerous infusion of gender ideology into our political and civil life and what we can do to combat it.

Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Heritage Foundation

208 Massachusetts Ave NE
Washington, DC


Introductory Remarks

  • James J. Carafano Ph.D., Senior Counselor to the President and E.W. Richardson Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

Keynote Address

  • Péter Törcsi, Deputy Director General, Center for Fundamental Rights

Panel I: Perspectives from Europe

  • Jay Richards, Ph.D., Director, Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family, The Heritage Foundation (Moderator)
  • Ernesto Araújo, International Advisor, Fundación Disenso
  • Jerzy Kwaśniewski, President, Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture
  • Daniele Scalea, Founder and President, Centro Studi Machiavelli
  • Gergely Szilvay, Journalist and Senior Fellow, Mandiner 

Panel II: Perspectives from the Western Hemisphere

  • Grace Melton, Senior Associate, Richard and Helen DeVos Center for Life, Religion, and Family, The Heritage Foundation (Moderator)
  • Ellie Cohanim, Senior Fellow, Independent Women’s Forum
  • Shelley Crowley, Cofounder and Vice President, Women’s Rights Matter Canada
  • Emilie Kao, Senior Counsel, Vice President for Advocacy Strategy, Alliance Defending Freedom
  • Julio Pohl, Legal Counsel, Latin America, Alliance Defending Freedom International


The infusion of gender ideology into foreign policy and international affairs is both inappropriate and dangerous, promoting notions antagonistic to traditional concepts of marriage, family, and sex, threatening to erode hard-won civil liberties and national sovereignty, and threatening mental and physical harm to children and young adults. No responsible government should advocate for these policies.

Join us as panels of experts from Europe and the Western Hemisphere discuss the destructive impact of these government initiatives and the need for an international coalition to combat gender ideology.

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