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Making the change: Promoting gender equality in Moldova’s media

Friday, September 29, 2017

Swedish journalists share their experience in promoting gender equality in communications and journalism with local media, students and press officers in Moldova. More

Press release: The Moth presents global stories of women and girls

Friday, September 1, 2017

Beloved storytelling nonprofit The Moth, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, will present a special showcase featuring personal stories told by women hailing from the global south. More

UN Women to host Facebook Live on combatting cyberviolence

Monday, July 24, 2017

On 25 July, UN Women will broadcast a Facebook Live conversation on combatting cyberviolence with experts and survivors, beginning at 10.30 a.m. (EDT). More

Press Release: In Cannes, UN Women Executive Director calls on members of global industry to eliminate gender stereotypes in advertising

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and Under- Secretary-General of the United Nations, is joining industry leaders at the Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity this week. She will call on the industry to strengthen their commitment to gender equality and collectively eliminate gender stereotypes in advertising. More

Oslo Hackathon explores new technology to empower women in humanitarian crisis

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The first “blockchain hackathon”, co-organized by UN Women and Innovation Norway at the Katapult Future Fest in Oslo, brought together technology innovators to address day-to-day challenges faced by refugees and displaced persons. Blockchain is a technology that offers decentralized and secure online database, records and money transfer systems. More

Young filmmakers celebrate activists and civil society leaders during CSW61

Friday, April 21, 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

Tuesday, March 28, 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”

Tuesday, January 31, 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

Thursday, March 24, 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

Tuesday, March 22, 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

Monday, March 21, 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

Wednesday, March 9, 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

Monday, February 29, 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

Friday, February 12, 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

Monday, November 23, 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

Friday, November 20, 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

Wednesday, May 20, 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

Monday, May 4, 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

Friday, May 1, 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

Monday, April 20, 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

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