UNESCO-supported Report on Violence and Harassment against Women in the News Media launched in Beijing (English)
The UNESCO Chair on Media and Gender launched the Chinese translation of the Report on Violence and Harassment against Women in the News Media: A Global Picture at a seminar focusing on gender equality and media’s responsibility, on 20 March 2015 at the China Women’s University in Beijing. More than 60 experts and scholars from gender and media studies, including the co-author of the Report as well as media professionals, joined the seminar.Read more
n a move to promote gender equality in and through the media, as central to the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, UNESCO and UN Women co-host a side event on gender and media at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
Several decades of research have clearly shown that, despite some improvement, women remain consistently underrepresented in media staffing at all levels, including in executive decision making, and misrepresented in media content.
Director-General of UNESCO, in her message on the International Women’s Day, stated “2015 is the year to review achievements and look to the challenges that remain, as well as to untapped potential and opportunities. This is especially important as States shape a new global sustainable development agenda.”Read more