New Leadership for GAMAG

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Mexican communications researcher, Aimée Vega Montiel is the new chair of the steering committee of the Global Alliance on Media and Gender.

She was elected at GAMAG’s Second General Assembly, held in Madrid, Spain.

IAWRT board member Greta Gober, who heads our GMP Committee, is IAWRT’s new representative to GAMAG.

She replaced Swedish IAWRT member and a former IAWRT President, Gunilla Ivarsson.

She participated in the General Assembly along with IAWRT Vice President Abeer Saady. 

The International Steering Committee Chair, Aimée​ Montiel, who is currently writing two books: Media and Violence of Gender and Access and Participation of Women in Media Industries, will hold the position for the 2019-2021 period.

Executive Committee

Chair – Aimée Vega Montiel (International Association for Media and Communication Research -IAMCR)

General Secretary – Sarah Macharia (World Association for Christian Communication – WACC)

Deputy Chair – María Angeles Samperio (International Federation of Journalists – IFJ)

Chairs of GAMAG Regional Chapters

Africa Chapter – Nancy Mbaya (Independent)

Europe Chapter – Teresa Carreras (Associació Dinamitzadora de la Xarxa de Dones Periodistes i Comunicadores de Catalunya-Xarxa Internacional de Periodistes amb Visió de Gènere – Spain)

Latin America and The Caribbean Chapter – Lucía Lagunes (Comunicación e Información de la Mujer, A.C– Mexico)

Asia-Pacific Chapter – Laxmi Murthy (Network of Women in Media India NWMI) 

Chairs of Thematic Committees

Research and Policy – Carla Cerqueira

Media Practice – Sonia Santoro

Training and Capacity building – Sharmini Boyle 

Advocacy and Communication – Vilma Peña

GAMAG was launched by UNESCO and more than 500 organisations at the first Global Forum on Gender in 2013 and is a worldwide, multi-stakeholder network of individuals and organisations working to increase gender equality in and through the media and ICTs.

Adapted from post in GAMAG News section.