As part of efforts to promote gender equality in the Media, the United Nations Educational and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) and its partners have launched a video calling for action on gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through media in the form of a Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMG).
The video initially addresses the significant inequalities witnessed in the field of media and journalism in terms of gender and includes statements from Irina Bokova, the Director-General of UNESCO and Christiane Amanpour of CNN, bringing attention to the urgent actions needed in the field.
A Global Forum on Media and Gender is scheduled to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from December 2 to 4, 2013 in a continuing effort to advance the Global Alliance on Media and Gender.
The Global Forum on Media and Gender is a pioneering international event aimed at addressing gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through the media.
A key output of the forum will be the establishment of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender which will coordinate systematic follow-up to one of the critical areas of concern of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (BDPA), “Women and the Media Diagnosis”.
The video was co-produced by UNESCO with Gabinete de Comunicación y Educación (Communication and Education Research Group) of the Autonomous University of Barcelona.
Click on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFG1ulDnbUM to view the video and to share it through social networks.