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Resources in Communication, information technologies and the media

Resources in Communication, information technologies and the media

Gender equality in the media implies that womenís as well as menís interests, concerns, experiences and priorities are included in media coverage and that the producers of this coverage be both women and men professionals.

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An under-representation of women at the decision-making levels in the media is both a symptom and a cause of the inequality between the sexes and a form of discrimination against women. This is a particularly significant gap, as UNESCO views communication as a driving force in the promotion of womenís responsible participation in development in a context of peace and equality.

UNESCOís strategic objectives in the area of Information, Communication and the Media are:


UNESCOís efforts in promoting gender equality in communications and the media are two-fold:
Click here to learn more about UNESCO's work in this area

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