Beyond a Pretty Face: Tackling Gender Bias in Media Industries presented by ZONTA International in partnership with IAWRT USA. A parallel event to Commission on the Status of Women New York, USA. March 15, 2018 4:30 pm: 4 West, 43rd Street
Concept: At the 4th World Conference on Women in 1995 a Platform for Action (PAF) was adopted to ensure that a gender perspective was reflected in all policies and programs. Included in the PFA was a set of twelve strategic areas with objectives and actions deemed necessary for implementation of the platform. Women and the Media was identified as being a critical component for the platform as it was acknowledged that media, perhaps more than any other medium, influenced the way the public perceived women, and the way women viewed themselves. The purpose of this parallel event is to examine the progress that has been made on the Beijing Platform for Actions mandate regarding women and the media; and to help our audience understand how to identify gender bias in media, and how to advocate for balanced depictions of women in media industries.
Moderator: Vanesa Tyler Award winning anchor, CBS and WPIX TV – Channel 11
- Diana Nastasia, IAWRT - Southern Illinois, University Edwardsville
- Patricia Sierra Sampson, Award-Winning Reporter/writer, Chief story teller–Latin Post