International Women's Day

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Women Make the News 2012

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


Type of Event Special Event
Start 01.03.2012 08:00 local time
End 30.04.2012 17:00 local time
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Focal point Grizzle, Alton
Organizer UNESCO, Communication and Information Sector, Division of Freedom of Expression and Media Development (FEM)
Contact Alton Grizzle (
Country France
City Worldwide / Mondial
Venue Online Campaign, Worldwide / Campagne en ligne à portée mondiale
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website Women Make the News 2012
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