Sunday, 26 February 2012

[creative-radio] UNESCO - Women Make the News (WMN): Rural women’s access to media and information

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From: Kanchan K. Malik <>
Date: 26 February 2012 00:08
Subject: [cr-india] UNESCO Women Make News 2012 - Initiative to be
celebrated on March 8
To: cr-india <>

*Women Make the News (WMN), *a global policy advocacy initiative aimed at
promoting gender equality in the media, launched annually on the occasion
of International Women's Day (8 March).* *

The theme for this year, *Rural women's access to media and information*,
seeks to underscore and stimulate knowledge exchange on:

- the importance of policies and programmes in favour of access to media
and information in rural communities, particularly for rural women; and
- good practices and successes in this area as undertaken by public
service broadcasters, commercial and community media and NGOs working to
improve rural women's access to media and information.

Access to media and information by rural women and men has many important
dimensions. Within the framework of the function of the media to provide
information needed by rural women to enhance their economic empowerment and
political participation, WMN 2012 focuses on two of these dimensions:

- can and how are rural women and men accessing (listen to, read or
watch) radio, newspaper and television in their communities, and how are
community media and new media/technologies helping?
- are rural women actually in charge media programming, production and

Do join this effort initiated by UNESCO. For information, ideas and
resources to mark the occasion, please check out

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