GenderIT @ Beijing +15 review process 2010

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What happened to Section J?

Posted Wed 17 Mar 2010 - 22:11 | 3,492 views
Sarah Macharia from the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) summaries the outcomes of the panel discussion on the Fourth Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), which took place on March 2 in New York on the occasion of the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW): “You may be aware the GMMP is a longitudinal study running since 1995 on gender in the world...

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Video: Talking about section J - Games for social change

Posted Mon 15 Mar 2010 - 18:21 | 3,326 views
Heidi Boisvert, from Breakthrough, talks about their experience with videogames and how she thinks the feminist movement can be involved.

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Covering Beijing+15 from the sidelines

Posted Mon 15 Mar 2010 - 15:48 | 3,573 views
Olivia H. Tripon, the Philippine Bureau Chief and Country Consultant for Women’s Feature Service, is writing about her experience from the UN Media Accreditation process: "...When it comes to covering this all important review which comes every five years, one would think that media organizations like the Women’s Feature Service (WFS) which had actively covered most of the 12 areas of concern of...

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Beyond tools: Internet as a critical policy issue for the advancement of women's rights

Posted Mon 15 Mar 2010 - 14:05 | 3,479 views
Jac sm Kee, the Women's Rights and ICT Policy coordinator for APC WNSP, reviews the UN Secretary-General's report on the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (E/CN.6/2010/2) and assess how close we are to realize women's right to communicate: “I wasn't present at the Beijing Conference in 1995, and having missed it, I feel like I have missed out on one of the most important moments...

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The “J Spot” at the 54th CSW: Celebrating women's social networking is not enough

Posted Fri 12 Mar 2010 - 23:12 | 4,961 views
Heike Jensen, researcher and lecturer at the Department of Gender Studies of Humboldt University in Berlin, (Germany), is locating the section J at the 54th Commission on the Status of Women:"[The J Spot] seems to prove almost as elusive as locating its embodied cousin has turned out to be. First of all, you will not find the J Spot in this year's intergovernmental and other official debates or...

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Video: Talking about section J - Access to Internet in Lebanon

Posted Sat 6 Mar 2010 - 14:28 | 3,710 views
Nadine Moawad talks about what's going on the internet in Lebanon from a gender perspective.

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Women in and out of media

Posted Fri 5 Mar 2010 - 10:27 | 3,350 views
Paraphrasing Virginia Woolf's essay A room of one's own, Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls, said: “There is a need to ensure that the necessary resources are mobilised so that women have the opportunity to write their stories, have their voices heard and their identities represented, particularly when it comes to the peace and security sector. Media content must continue to reach women in their communities,...

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Video: Talking about Section J - Re-defining Media

Posted Fri 5 Mar 2010 - 10:00 | 2,948 views
Cai Yiping, executive director of ISIS International, shares the need to take Section J forward with the recognition of the increasing role of ICTs that re-defined the media contained in Section J of the Beijing Platform for Action.

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Video: Talking about Section J - Access to Media

Posted Fri 5 Mar 2010 - 09:56 | 2,867 views
Chandrika Sepali Kottegoda, co-director of the Women and Media Collective based in Colombo, Srilanka, talks about the lack of access by NGOs that makes it difficult to see the J spot in the actual government review at the CSW.

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Video: Talking about Section J - Women Producing Media

Posted Fri 5 Mar 2010 - 09:48 | 3,319 views
Sharon Bhagwan Rolls from FemLink Pacific: Media Initiatives for Women in Fiji talks to Jan Moolman.