UN Women and TWP announces first Conference on Media for Gender Equality

Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mexico City

As part as the Beijing +20 campaign to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 4th World Conference on Women and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, UN Women and The Women’s Project Foundation, officially kick-off the first Conference on Media for Gender Equality, held at the Riviera Maya, Mexico until October 30th.

Luiza Carvalho, Regional Director of UN Women for the Americas and the Caribbean talks about the situation of Women in the media according to the Beijing Platform for Action. Photo: UN Women / Charlie Osorio
The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women’s rights, highlights the importance of increasing the participation and access of women to expression and decision-making in and through the media and new technologies of communication in order to promote a balanced and non-stereotyped portrayal of women in the media.

The objective of the conference is to act as a platform in which directors, producers, writers and media executives from across Latin America and the Caribbean can exchange knowledge, lessons learned and promising practices to promote gender equality to challenge gender roles and stereotypes.

The conference has a line-up of international experts who will share their best practices in creating and distributing content with a gender equality perspective. Among them: Luiza Carvalho, Regional Director of UN Women for the Latin American and Caribbean region, Joshua Mintz, VP Scripted Programming and General Manager of Telemundo Studios, Julie Ann Crommet, from Google United States, Chus Gutiérrez, Spanish writer and director, and Elisa Salinas, CEO of Azteca Novelas, amongst others.

The conference is also organized in partnership with the Geena Davis Institute, the only research-based organization working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need to dramatically improve, gender balance, reduce stereotyping and create diverse female characters in entertainment.

We look forward to having you with us.

For more information, visit the official web site: http://mediaxgendereq.org/english/

UN Women Mexico:

Adriana Apud, adriana.apud@unwomen.org Tel. + 52 55 4000 9857

UN Women for the Latin American and Caribbean region:

Carlos Rodríguez Osorio, carlos.rodriguez@unwomen.org Tel: +507 305 4859

The Women´s Project:

Kyoko Tago, contacto@twproject.com.mx, twpkyox@gmail.com Tel: + 52 55 5624 5068

About The Women´s Project:

Created in 2014, The Women’s Project (TWP) is a Mexican foundation whose mission is to empower women, girls, boys and teenagers so that they become agents of change in the process of the construction of a more egalitarian and fair society. With this in mind, TWP works on various initiatives targeted to the society in general and which aims to promote zero violence towards women, girls and boys as well as gender equality.