Actualizing Section J through Transnational Collaborations: Making Gender Equality in the Media and ICT Visible in the 2030 Agenda

An IAMCR pre-conference event

Date and time: Friday 5 July, 2019 9:00 to 17:30

Description: The pre-conference brings together a number of scholars and advocates that have been involved in many initiatives to promote gender equality in and through the media and ICT since 2015, including: the 2015 edition of the Global Media Monitoring project; a UNESCO-promoted Global Alliance for Media and Gender (GAMAG) and related IAMCR Task Force; the UNESCO UniTWIN Network on Gender, Media and ICT; the Advancing Gender Equality in Media Industries (AGEMI) EU-funded project; and the Comparing Gender and Media Equality across the Globe (GEM) project.

The event has a twofold goal: to discuss what has been accomplished and still needs to be achieved, explored and transformed to foster media gender equality in a digitally transformed environment; and to elaborate a joint statement on updating and actualizinng ‘Section J’ of the Beijing Platform for Action (on gender and media) in view of informing the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and related Sustainable Development Goals.

The pre-conference is organized in 2 parts:

  • 3 morning sessions offer an opportunity to discuss gender equality in and through the media and ICT in relation to aspects of education, research and advocacy;
  • an afternoon workshop to finalize the statement to update and actualize ‘Section J’ (based on preparatory work conducted prior to the IAMCR meeting).

Location: Facultad de Ciencias de la Información de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Morning session 9.00 to 13.30 (Sala Naranja - Orange Room)
Afternoon session 15.00 – 17.30 (Sala de Profesores del Pasillo del Decanato)

Participation and registration: Participation will be open to all interested people, IAMCR members as well as the general public, particularly professional organizations from Spain and Europe. The venue is open and accessible. No fee is required, but please signal your intention to participate to

Event's language: working language is English. Informal translation will be arranged for Spanish speaking participants.

Convenor and organiser: Claudia Padovani - SPGI Department, University of Padova, Italy. (AGEMI project, UniTWIN Network on Gender Media and ICT co-chair, member of the Gamag Research and Policy Committee and IAMCR-Gamag Task force)

In collaboration with:

With the support of the Género, Estética y Cultura Audiovisual (GECA) Group, Universidad Complutense, Madrid (Patricia Nunez Gomez and Francisco José García Ramos)

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