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Radio airwaves amplify “On the Road” since Beijing

12 February 2016

Through a UN Women partnership with the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, 20 stories produced by women community radio producers bring to life the realities women face 20 years after the Beijing Conference, heard by more than 8.7 million listeners worldwide. More

Press release: Progress for women in news media grinds to a halt

23 November 2015

After 20 years, research in 114 countries reveals continued severe disparity between representation of women and men in the news media More

Media advisory: Report launch: Progress for women in news media grinds to a halt

20 November 2015

Results of the fifth and largest study on the portrayal and representation of women in the news media will be released on 23 November. More

Gender balance as a business imperative: A Q&A with Matt Winkler, Bloomberg News

04 May 2015

As Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg News, Matt Winkler oversaw a dedicated strategy to increase gender balance in both the newsroom itself and in the organization’s editorial coverage. They asked that a woman’s voice be included in every story, as a policy; allowed flexible work hours for parents; set specific targets every year for increasing women team leaders in the newsroom – doubling their numbers in just four years – and built a mentor system. It’s a strategy he says makes business sense, and has given them an advantage over competitors, including through big story ‘scoops’. Mr. Winkler recently accepted a new role as Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Bloomberg, after almost 25 years as the Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg News. In a wide-ranging interview, he reflects on how and why they pursued this transformative strategy, and its successes and challenges. More

Reading between the lines: Moldovan journalists embrace balanced reporting

01 May 2015

After gender sensitivity training and follow-up self-assessment exercises run by UN Women, coverage of women has nearly doubled in 17 print and online Moldovan media outlets. More

TV premiere on Orange Day to spotlight ending FGM

15 April 2014

Link TV presents the Television Premiere of the UN Concert Event - "Raise Your Voice to End Female Genital Mutilation" with Grammy Award® Winner and UNICEF Ambassador, Angélique Kidjo. The inspiring musical event premieres on Link TV on Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The 25th of every month has been proclaimed Orange Day by the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign, a monthly moment to highlight and take action against violence against women and girls. More

World Radio Day: Tune in for women’s empowerment

12 February 2014

This World Radio Day is focusing on gender equality and women’s empowerment in radio. Learn how UN Women is leveraging the power of air waves to amplify women’s voices. More

“Sound mixing is as easy as cooking a curry”: Q&A with Bianca Miglioretto

16 May 2013

As the UN marks World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, UN Women speaks to the Vice-President of the Women's International Network of the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters, Asia Pacific Chapter, on her work and on introducing radio technologies to community radio producers. More

UN Women Partners with One Day on Earth; Captures Gender Issues on Camera

11 November 2011

On 11 November 2011 (11-11-11), UN Women joins 20,000 filmmakers worldwide to capture the human experience in a 24-hour period. The collaborative effort — that brings together a number of UN agencies and non-profits — is part of the second annual One Day on Earth initiative aimed at forming a geo-tagged shared film archive that covers wide-ranging issues related to the Millennium Development Goals, from poverty to human rights. More

Nepal: Building Mutual Understanding Between Men and Women for Lives Free of Violence

01 June 2011

Her story is not an isolated one. In Nepal, women are among the most exposed to new HIV infections. Trapped in a cycle of violence and abuse, their inability to negotiate safe sex and refuse unwanted sex contributes to their vulnerability. According to the National Centre for AIDS and STD Control in Nepal, housewives constitute 74 percent of the total reported cases of HIV among women — a large number of them are also spouses of migrant workers or wives of clients to sex workers. More

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