Can the Media Uphold Gender Equality and Diversity in an Age of Great Uncertainty?

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20.06.2017 | World Conference Center Bonn

Panel at the Global Media Forum 2017

International speakers discuss challenges and capacities of gender transformative journalism and social media in the 'post-truth' world.

Gender equality is a goal of great significance in the implementation of the entire 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. However, in a constantly changing political and social landscape, the egalitarian vision and concepts enshrined in the SDGs are under attack. The rise of right-wing populist parties in Europe, the outcome of the US presidential campaign, as well as the growing influence of radical Islam in parts of the world threaten pluralism, as well as women’s and minority rights. Against this backdrop, the media plays an increasingly important role in upholding democratic values and human rights, promoting diversity and gender equality, and ensuring fair and sustainable development for all. High-level international speakers from the media, policy and civil society will join us at an interactive panel discussion. The Session will focus on the challenges of gender transformative journalism as well as social media in the "post-truth" world and explore its capacity to help build a more peaceful, just and inclusive society.

Hosted by network members of Gender@International Bonn: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Deutsche Welle, State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia and UN Women National Committee Germany.

The event will be held in English language.


World Conference Center Bonn
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 2
53113 Bonn

Tuesday, 20 June 2017, 9:30 till 11:00


Lisa Schaberg
Phone: 0228/4460-3895

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