Women Make the News 2013

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mages/M_images/news_articles/women make news.jpgIn obsevance of the International Women’s Day (IWD), UNESCO joins forces with international and regional partners to launch the annual Women Make the News on March 8.

UNESCO and its partners are inviting media organizations, professional associations, journalists’ unions, women and men working in the media and civil society to share their experiences and best practices in reporting or advocating for the end of violence against women.

With the theme Towards a Global Alliance on Media and Gender, Women Make the News is a global initiative aimed at fixing attention on an issue relating to gender equality in and through the media, driving debate and encouraging action-oriented solutions until global objectives are met. It is to this end that UNESCO has developed resources such as the Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media.

This year’s theme is related to the Global Forum on Media and Gender (GFMG) to be held in November 2013. UNESCO intends to draw attention to the need for a global means, including media partnerships, to follow-up on the gender and media objectives of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. More information here.

See the list of events for IWD 2013 celebration, the theme is “A Promise is a Promise: Time for Action to End Violence Against Women”.

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