Monday, February 28, 2011

Women Make the News

Launched annually on the occasion of International Women’s Day (8 March), Women Make the News (WMN) is a global initiative aimed at promoting gender equality in the media. This year’s theme, Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and Gender, seeks to highlight good practices in this area and emphasize the importance of fostering media and information literate societies as a way to improve the understanding of women and men about gender perspectives in media and information systems.

UNESCO invites media and civil society organizations, as well as professional associations, journalists’ unions, women and men working in the media to share their thoughts on how MIL can help women and men understand gender equality and to challenge the media to address this issue. 

You can submit your contribution to UNESCO by 30 March 2011 via the Women Make the News website using the  Join the campaign box (top right of the webpage). It will contribute to inform UNESCO’s decision to support MIL initiatives and will be featured on the website.