CSW62 side event: #METOO – NOW WHAT? Women in the media: from outcry to action

Recent events have revealed the scale of gender discrimination and sexual exploitation of women in the media industry. Join us in an event to seize this opportunity and move the discourse and global outcry against gender discrimination to the next level.
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Event type: Lectures, seminars, panel discussions

Start date: 16 March 2018 | Start time: 11:30 UTC-04:00
End date: 16 March 2018 | End time: 12:45 UTC-04:00

Location: United Nations Headquarters, ECOSOC Chamber. Enter through the Visitors’s Entrance, 1st Avenue and 46th Stree, New York, NY, 10017, USA

Event description

#METOO – NOW WHAT? Women in the media: from outcry to action

Date: Friday, 16 March 2018, 11.30 a.m. – 12.45 p.m.
Location: United Nations Headquarters, ECOSOC Chamber

Recent events have revealed the scale of gender discrimination and sexual exploitation of women in the media industry. Join us in an event to seize this opportunity and move the discourse and global outcry against gender discrimination to the next level.

The event will showcase solutions that address the issue from a holistic perspective, and discuss the role envisioned for the media industry to affect positive change and leave no one behind.

Speakers include:

  • Ine Eriksen Søreide, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Norway
  • Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director
  • Pamella Sittoni, Managing Editor of the East African
  • Fatemah Farag, Founder of Welad el Belad and Director of Women in News in MENA
  • Matthew Winkler, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Bloomberg News

Moderated by Polly Toynbee, columnist, The Guardian, with opening remarks by Sienna Miller, actor and activist.

This event is open to media holding a UN press accreditation. Webcast of the event will be available on UN Web TV.

This event is open to UN Ground Pass holders only. If you wish to attend this event and you do not have a UN Ground Pass, you must RSVP here by Monday, 12 March 2018. Due to increasing security restrictions at UN HQ, UN Security will only admit those whose name will be printed on the admission ticket and carry a valid ID. Once you get the confirmation email, you will receive instructions to retrieve your ticket.

#METOO – NOW WHAT? Women in the media: from outcry to action

Sponsored by: UN Women Headquarters, Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations, The Guardian

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