Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek (born 16 December 1961) is an Austrian politician. She served as minister without portfolio between 2 December 2008 and 16 December 2013. In addition, she was the federal minister for women and civil service within the Federal Chancellery between 18 December 2008 and 18 May 2016.
In December 2009 Austria’s parliament approved a legislation that enables same-sex couples to enter into civil unions. Heinisch-Hosek regarded the vote as "the first step in the right direction."
She was appointed federal minister for women and civil service to the cabinet led by Werner Faymann [...] She has been dealing with gender equality problems in Austria. She has been also the chair of the women’s organisation of the Social Democratic Party since December 2009.
In 2015 Federal Minister Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek visited Israel. Here she met her counterpart Naftali Bennett. "We have agreed on a bilateral, inter-ministerial working group for a textbook comparison. The aim is to explore how the image of Israel in Austrian classes and vice versa is mediated. [...]" said Education Minister Gabriele Heinisch-Hosek. The end of the journey was lunch with the head of the women's rights organization Na'amat, Gallia Wolloch, and a meeting with the Chairman of the Club of the Central Committee of Jews from Austria in Israel Gideon Eckhaus.
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