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Young filmmakers celebrate activists and civil society leaders during CSW61

21 April 2017

During the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW61) in March 2017, a film and arts segment kicked off the UN Women-organized event, “Supporting Feminist Movement Building for Planet 50-50 by 2030”, with a series of short films produced by 13 young filmmakers and photographers from 11 countries. Six of the filmmakers were supported by the Yvonne Hebert scholars programme, administered by UN Women, which provides scholarships to participate in the Commission on the Status of... More

UN Women and UN Kosovo Team-supported movie “Home” wins BAFTA award

28 March 2017

In February, the UN Women Kosovo-supported short film “Home” received the award for British Short Film at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA Film Awards 2017. This makes the movie Kosovo’s first production to win this prestigious award. More

From where I stand: “Today, I am living my dream, because I got a second chance”

31 January 2017

Aissata Ibrahim Maiga is a 37-year-old journalist from Mali, currently anchoring the 8 p.m. news on the national television. More

"What if we switched roles?" new social experiment raises awareness of gender stereotypes in the Arab region

24 March 2016

For International Women’s Day this year, UN Women reached out to the region’s youth to virtually shift roles and see the world from each other’s eyes to challenge stereotypes. A social experiment video engaged 20 young men and women from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sudan and Syria. They were asked to switch roles and answer questions as they think the other gender would. More

Press release: Galvanizing efforts towards the 2030 Agenda and fostering partnerships, UN Women unveils new Media Compact

22 March 2016

More than 35 leading media outlets commit to increase women’s representation in the newsroom and in news content More

Finding inspiration amid devastation in Fiji

21 March 2016

As part of our editorial series titled "A day in the life of...", Ellie van Baaren, regional communications and media specialist for UN Women’s Fiji Multi-Country Office, provides a glimpse into her work in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Winston. More

UN Women and Snapchat feature remarkable women in Live Story for International Women’s Day

09 March 2016

For International Women’s Day, UN Women engaged in an innovative partnership with the popular mobile story-telling app Snapchat. More

Liberia tunes into women’s voices

29 February 2016

Women’s voices and women’s issues are often the last on the media’s agenda—if at all. But at Liberia Women Democracy Radio, 91.1 FM, women have been broadcasting their issues in their way since August 2010. More

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

Join our Orange Day tweetathon on how to use technology to end violence against women

20 May 2015

The UN Secretary-General’s campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women has proclaimed the 25th of each month as Orange Day, a day to raise awareness and take action on ending violence against women and girls. This month, the campaign is focusing on how technology can be used to end violence against women and is hosting a global tweetathon on Friday, 22 May, leading up to Orange Day. Join the conversation using the hashtag #OrangeDay! 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

In Bosnia, story-tellers prized for their empowering prose

20 April 2015

Inspiring women to be masters of their own destiny, we share excerpts from three winning short stories in a UN Women competition in Bosnia and Herzegovina, dubbed “Women – yesterday, today and tomorrow.” More

Give mom back her name: #MyMothersNameIs

31 March 2015

For men in Egypt and in many other countries in the Middle East, there is a peculiar taboo of not disclosing one's mother’s name in public, lest her name become a subject of shame and ridicule. Over time, she’s only referred to as ‘The mother of her eldest son’. More

Join our Facebook Live event with Emma Watson this Sunday 8 March

05 March 2015

British actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson will take part in a special Facebook Live event in London as part of International Women’s Day on Sunday, 8 March, at 5 p.m. GMT (1 p.m. EST). More

Adjusting the frequency: Women on the airwaves

12 February 2015

This mournful and gruesome scene pulls the audience into the radio podcast Feminisme d’hier, égalité d’aujourd’hui? (Yesterday’s feminism, today’s equality?), aired in French on Montreal radio station CIBL 101.5. Three high-ranking professional women in construction, politics and the business secto) discuss that question and assess Quebec’s societal progress 25 years after the massacre. The discussion revolves around key questions: how has the women’s causes changed; are women accessing decision-making roles; are they more equal today? More

Seven days to coin a video ad for UN Women: YouTube opens contest ahead of Dubai Lynx Festival

14 January 2015

Ahead of the Dubai Lynx International Festival of Creativity 2015, YouTube has posted a “7-Day Brief” which this year calls on creative professionals from across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to produce a campaign on behalf of UN Women. With the brief now live, contestants have until midday (Gulf Standard Time) on 21 January to create a video ad for YouTube which encourages viewers to donate and help UN Women establish hotlines across the MENA region for survivors of domestic violence. More

UN Women to co-host Mobile Learning Week 2015

24 November 2014

With the theme “Leveraging technology to empower women and girls”, UN Women and UNESCO will co-host Mobile Learning Week 2015 from 23-27 February 2015 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France. More

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