In Focus: Women and the Media
In May we highlight women and the media and the importance of increasing women’s leadership in this field, while simultaneously boosting efforts to end stereotypes of women and girls in the media across all platforms. Learn more
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Brazil steps it up
Three laws are signed into effect, to expand maternity leave for military personnel, increase support for survivors of sexual violence and harshen penalties for femicide, among other measures. Learn more
From Australia to Jordan, global, regional and national events are taking place in all corners of the globe in the lead up to the 20-year anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+20). Join us, picture a world where gender equality is a reality for every woman and girl. More
In the words of...
Academy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Geena Davis is a long-standing advocate for women’s diverse portrayal in the media, and Founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. The Institute released the first-ever global study on female characters in popular films, in 2014, with support from UN Women and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Q & A
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. In a wide-ranging interview, he reflects on how and why they pursued this transformative strategy, and its successes and challenges.
Women of achievement
Media leaders and journalists speak on women in media
As part of a #Beijing20 social media campaign that runs throughout May, inspiring journalists tell us what changes they want to see for women and the media.
Almost 20 years ago, 189 countries adopted the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a visionary roadmap for women's rights and empowerment. Much has been achieved since, but much more needs to be done and can be done. A world in which gender equality is a reality: Picture it!