Join the debate about the Global Alliance for Media and Gender

The Forum is the beginning of a global movement, one of the main objectives is to form a Global Alliance for Media and Gender (GAMG).

Join the global debate about the GAMG by creating an account through the link http://www.wsis-community.org/pg/groups/805096/global-alliance-on-media-and-gender-gamg-debates/ or gfmediagender(at)unesco.org requesting that an invitation be sent to you. You will still need to set up a username and password after the invitation has been sent to you by UNESCO.

The GAMG is envisaged as a multi-stakeholder group of partners agreeing to combine efforts, and resources where necessary, to promote GEwe in and through media and to promote citizens’- media dialogue. It would have multiple strands and could possibly include: 1) a donor framework; 2) media partnerships including broadcast and print unions/associations, journalists’ associations (international network of journalists on media and gender), self-regulatory bodies, and community media; and 3) partnerships on gender mainstreaming in journalism education globally and 4) endorsements of governments.

The exact operational structure will be debated. UNESCO and partners are facilitating this initial discussion through a series of online debates. Some of the issues to be addressed are :

  1. What functions can the Forum be expected to perform?
  2. What structure should it take to effectively perform such functions?
  3. Where such a structure should be housed?
  4. What sustainability arrangements will better serve such a structure?
  5. What are two priority activities that the Forum should undertake?
  6. What should be the Forum’s programme of activities for the next two years?

The outcomes of these debates will contribute to the draft Framework and Action Plan for the GAMG. This document will be further deliberated and adopted during the Forum.

Your contribution is crucial so join the debate now and let you voice be heard - create an account through the link http://www.wsis-community.org/pg/groups/805096/global-alliance-on-media-and-gender-gamg-debates/ or gfmediagender(at)unesco.org requesting that an invitation be sent to you. You will still need to set up a use name and password after the invitation has been sent to you by UNESCO.

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