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Shaping a gender-equal world through the media

Participants of a UNESCO workshop learning how to produce local content, Limon, Costa Rica - © UNESCO

UNESCO’s commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment is pursued through gender-specific programming and gender mainstreaming with action in all of its fields of competence. UNESCO’s Communication and Information Sector has engaged globally in a wide range of gender-specific initiatives. The two perspectives, equality between women and men working in the media, and equality in news reporting on women and men, are of equal importance.


Measuring gender sensitivity in media operations

The aim of this tool is to contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through media of all forms, irrespective of the technology used.

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Creating a Global Alliance for Media and Gender

The first Global Forum on Media and Gender will be organized by UNESCO, UN Women and partners in November 2013. This will be an important follow-up to one of the critical areas of concern of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, “Women and the Media Diagnosis”.

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Analysing gender inequalities in Chinese mass media

The project, Promoting Gender-Awareness in Chinese Mass Media, has kicked off in Beijing with a workshop, organized by the UNESCO Chair on Gender and Media at the Communication University of China (CUC).

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Promoting women’s participation in media

Women's ability to take advantage of ICT depends on conductive policies, an enabling environment in their countries to extend communications infrastructure to where women live, and increased educational levels.

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Celebrating International Women’s Day

Launched annually on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March), Women Make the News (WMN) is a global policy advocacy initiative aimed at promoting gender equality in the media.

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