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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

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

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

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

Press release: Global film industry perpetuates discrimination against women

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation present first-ever international study on gender images in global films. Study conducted by Stacy L. Smith (PhD), Marc Choueiti, & Katherine Pieper (PhD) at the Media, Diversity & Social Change Initiative at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California. More

Media has key role to play in gender equality agenda — Executive Director

Monday, September 22, 2014

Press remarks by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at second Symposium on Gender in the Media and launch of global study on gender stereotypes in film, at UN Headquarters in New York, 22 September 2014. More

Infographic on gender bias in media

Monday, September 22, 2014

See our Infographic based on the first-ever international study on gender images in global films, by The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. More

Film world confirms real gender biases — Executive Director

Monday, September 22, 2014

Keynote address by UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka at the second Symposium on Gender in Media at UN Headquarters in New York, 22 September, 2014. More

Press Conference: Launch of the first-ever global study on gender images in popular films

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The first-ever global study on female characters in popular films was commissioned by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, with support from UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation and conducted by Stacy L. Smith and her research team at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. More

Stories of survivors portrayed by journalists in Georgia

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Ahead of World Press Freedom Day, a story from Georgia, where actors and playwrights are using interactive verbatim theatre to perform real-life stories produced by journalists trained at a UN Women workshop on gender-sensitive reporting. More

World Radio Day: Tune in for women’s empowerment

Wednesday, February 12, 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

UN Women ad series reveals widespread sexism

Monday, October 21, 2013

A series of ads, developed as a creative idea for UN Women by Memac Ogilvy & Mather Dubai, uses genuine Google searches to reveal the widespread prevalence of sexism and discrimination against women. Based on searches dated 9 March, 2013 the ads expose negative sentiments ranging from stereotyping as well as outright denial of women’s rights. More

UN Women Partners with Geena Davis on First-ever Global Gender in Film Research Study

Monday, July 1, 2013

The study will analyse gender stereotypes and representation of women and girls in the top-grossing international family films in Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain and the United Kingdom. It is the first such study ever undertaken. More

Socially-excluded widows mobilize for their rights

Friday, June 21, 2013

Along with partners, UN Women is working on initiatives to support widows in Guatemala, India and Malawi. To mark International Widows Day, a look at the work that is currently underway. More

Mexican designer finds a muse in UN Women

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

As the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is observed, we highlight the designs of Cristina Pineda whose new collection was inspired by UN Women’s efforts on sustainable development and ending violence against women and girls. More

No Woman’s Land: a new book recalls the frontline experiences of female reporters

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

So says award-winning Egyptian journalist, Shahira Amin, in a new book on frontline reporting by female correspondents, supported by UN Women. “No Woman's Land, released this spring by the International News Safety Initiative, compiled by Hannah Storm and Helena Williams, features the voices of over 30 reporters as they recall episodes of harrowing assault and inspirational bravery in contexts from conflict to civil unrest. More

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