How to Talk to Pre-Teens About Having a Healthy Body Image

How to Talk to Pre-Teens About Having a Healthy Body Image During the preteen years, your child’s body is growing and changing in ways that can make her feel uncomfortable in her own skin. Puberty can leave kids a bit heavier than they were before and can wreak havoc with their already-delicate self-esteem until their body image is skewed to an unhealthy point. Talking to your preteen about anything can be a bit difficult, as she is learning to navigate the world of adult social interactions … [Read more...]

UNESCO trains Algerian media on gender-sensitive journalism

Sixty Algerian media professionals from the print press and the Algerian Public Service Broadcaster are taking part in training workshops, organized by the UNESCO Office in Rabat and the UNDP Office in Algeria. This event is being facilitated by experienced trainers from the journalism training centre, ESJ Pro Montpellier, and Algerian expert on media and gender equality, Ms Ghania Mouffok. The objective is to reinforce professional capacities of Algerian media to produce media content that … [Read more...]

MADAGASCAR, training for journalists using a Gender Perspective

Improving professional ethics of Malagasy journalists © UNDP-A dozen editors-in-chief from the capital of Madagascar, Antananarivo, gathered on 20 May in Antsirabe to participate in the second series of exchanges on professional capacities and ethics of the media within the framework of the electoral process in Madagascar. The main objective of the workshop in Antsirabe is to strengthen professional and ethical capacities of journalists from both print and broadcast platforms. The event … [Read more...]

World Press Freedom Day celebrated May 3

ABOUT WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY Celebrated each year on May 3, World Press Freedom Day is a day to stand up for freedom of expression in all media: print, broadcast and online. It’s about the freedom to publish to an audience, and freedom to receive information as well. Freedom of expression is especially important for doing journalism, which generates public interest information, but it is also the right of of everyone. This year’s event places attention on freedom of expression on the … [Read more...]

Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, celebrating MAY 8th!

As the ITU Special Envoy for Women and Girls in ICT, I am thrilled to be greeting all the girls around the world, as we celebrate International Girls in ICT Day on 25 April 2013. Technology is offering large-scale opportunities to empower women and girls, creating a systemic cultural shift by improving how they’re portrayed and represented. These are the tools that will ultimately allow women and girls to reach their full potential. My awareness of gender imbalance in the media came when I … [Read more...]

IPDC funds workshop for Pakistani women TV journalists in Karachi

A four-day workshop for Pakistani female television journalists, supported by UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC), kicked off on 10 April in Karachi. A total of 17 journalists working for different TV channels took part in the workshop, with the main objective to strengthen their professional capacity in news gathering and production. The sessions covered a brief history of the media, the characteristic of state versus private television channels, the … [Read more...]

HHS Innovation Update – Health Datapalooza IV, HHS Ignite & More!‏

Data is fuel for innovation, and developers and entrepreneurs are key players who can turn that fuel into innovations that matter. We want to see what you are doing with health data! Be part of the excitiment this year and apply today to be part of Health Datapalooza IV—get exposure for your products and services, network with fellow innovators, and build connections that can help your company grow. Check out a great blog post by U.S. CTO Todd Park and HHS CTO Bryan Sivak on the importance of … [Read more...]

WAM: Women, Action & the Media!, March 23/24, 2013

Women's Institute for Freedom of the Press - Media Events March 23 - 24, 2013 Cambridge, MA USA Women, Action & the Media! Boston Film Festival 2013 Did you know that despite composing half of the population, only 23% of commercial films in the United States are produced by women? Only 7% are directed by women, and only 8% are written by women. The 3rd Annual WAM!Boston (Women, Action, and the Media) Film Festival looks to challenge this status quo by showcasing the latest … [Read more...]

UNESCO Launches Women Make the News 2013

On the occasion of International Women’s Day (IWD), 8 March, UNESCO joins forces with international and regional partners to launch the annual Women Make the News (WMN) initiative under the theme, “Towards a Global Alliance on Media and Gender”. We are inviting editors-in-chief of newspapers, radio, television on and offline to join UNESCO’s initiative, and to produce special supplements/programme on these topics and/or to entrust women journalists and reporters with editorial responsibility … [Read more...]

Morocco adapts UNESCO’s Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media

© UNESCO In order to integrate gender perspectives into policies and contents of Moroccan public service broadcasters, UNESCO’s Office in Rabat is organizing a workshop for the adaptation of Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media (GSIM) to Moroccan context. The workshop will be held in Rabat on 14 and 15 January 2013. Morocco (Arabic: المغرب‎ al-Maghrib ; Berber: ⴰⵎⵕⵕⵓⴽ or ⵍⵎⴰⵖⵔⵉⴱ Ameṛṛuk or Lmaġrib; French: Maroc), officially the Kingdom of Morocco. Arabic name al-Mamlakat al-Maghribiyyah … [Read more...]

The 1st Global Forum on Media and Gender, NOV 2013

Global Forum on Media and Gender: Save the date! The first Global Forum on Media and Gender will be organized by UNESCO, UN Women, and media and NGO partners globally in November 2013. This will be an important follow-up to one of the critical areas of concern of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, “Women and the Media Diagnosis”, and its strategic objectives. The key objective of the Forum will be to form a Global Alliance for Media and Gender. The Forum will foster debate, … [Read more...]

IPDC Project on Gender Awareness and Media in China Launched

A project on “Promoting Gender-Awareness in Chinese Mass Media” has kicked off in Beijing with a two-day workshop on 27 and 28 November 2012, organized by the UNESCO Chair on Gender and Media at the Communication University of China (CUC), and attended by about 80 media managers, journalists and scholars. The opening session was also the occasion to launch the Chinese translation of the Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media (GSIM) [The aim of the Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media (GSIM) … [Read more...]

The Whistleblower: The movie the U.N. would prefer you didn’t see

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon traveled to Hollywood last year to cajole filmmakers and movie stars into making pictures that portray the U.N.'s good works. The Whistleblower, a scathing full-length account of the U.N. peacekeeping effort in Bosnia during the late 1990s, is not what he had in mind. The Samuel Goldwyn Films movie, which is due out in theaters in Los Angeles and New York on Aug. 5, stars British actress Rachel Weisz as a U.N. policewoman who stumbles into the sordid … [Read more...]

International Day for Disaster Reduction, Women & Girls: [in]Visible Force of Resilience

On 13 October, the International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) will be an occasion to pay tribute to millions of girls and women around the world who are on the frontline making their communities and societies resilient to the impacts of disasters and the effects of climate change. Driven by the theme Women and Girls: the [in]Visible Force of Resilience, IDDR 2012 draws attention to the fact that their efforts to protect and rebuild their communities before, and after, disasters are … [Read more...]

WORLD PULSE LIVE 2012 – Meet the Correspondents

September 20 – October 9, 2012   JOIN US in welcoming World Pulse’s award-winning citizen journalists as they inspire audiences across the nation. This fall, three amazing women representing the energy and power of the World Pulse community will come to the US for the first time to lift their voices. These grassroots leaders will reveal how they are using the power of new media and technology to change lives and create solutions on the front lines of today’s most pressing … [Read more...]

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