- Announcements, Conference

17 Days of Activism for the Empowerment of Rural Women and their Communities

As a multi-issue call to organise for change providing advocacy tools, strategies, and recommendations for action, the 17 Days Campaign involves rural women leaders and their communities in becoming lobby groups for claiming basic human rights and demanding accountability from their governments. World Rural Women’s Day (15 Oct.) was created in 1995 in synergy with World Food Day (16 Oct.) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17 Oct.). With this in mind, the Women’s World Summit Foundation (WWSF) decided to extend this campaign through 16 and 17 October to focus on the empowerment of rural women and their communities.…

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- Gender, News

Gender equality on the airwaves in Bangladesh

According to a recent media monitoring survey by Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS), over a two month period, 20% or less of the stories in the newspapers or on television and radio considered women as subjects to be interviewed or focused upon in the news item. In addition, 0.03% of the stories carried a byline with a woman’s name. As a result, due to support and training from Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication (BNNRC), many more women are becoming a part of the media environment as producers, anchors, newscasters, reporters and station managers. For more information click here. Author: Naimul Haq Source: Inter Press…

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