Over 70 media women from 25 countries attended the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) Biennial conference in Casablanca, Morocco from 24-26th October 2013.
The study says even in places with tough, forward-looking laws many women are still the victims of discrimination, violence and lack adequate access to health and legal services.
"Early identification of women and children subjected to violence and a supportive and effective response can improve women's lives and well-being, and help them to access vital services," said Claudia Garcia-Moreno, a WHO physician.
Congratulation to IAWRT-Norway Chapter Head Bibiana Dahle Piene who has released her book on South Sudan. For over half a century, Norway and Norwegians has left their mark on Sudan and South Sudan's fate. Courage, solidarity, indomitable optimism and belief in the future, but also smuggling of weapons, diplomatic gotchas and unsolved murders are elements of the peculiar history of how Norway served to facilitate the birth of the world's youngest nation.
The International Association of Women in Radio and Television - Philippines has successfully elected a new set of officers as it continues its effort to revive its chapter here.
"We are excited to have this opportunity to work with an organization that aims to further empower Filipino women journalists, filmmakers and media workers," Jola Diones-Mamangun, newly elected president of IAWRT-Philippines, said.
The election was held at the University of the Philippines - College of Mass Communication last Aug. 8.
Documentation from the IAWRT Half Widows project, headed by IAWRT member Iffat Fatima in cooperation with APDP leader Parveena Ahangar, is used to draw attention to the situation in Kashmir in the UN. See Iffat Fatima´s long documentary from Kashmir: http://www.iawrt.org/projects/2013/half-widow
The International Association for Women in Radio and Television is pleased to announce the long documentary Executive Director and producers for 2014. We received many proposals from our members, following the success of last year’s theme on Climate Change; and we look forward to seeing the latest productions on Women and Reproductive Health.
September 29th & 30th 2015 Thailand. The 3rd round table is designed to educate, promote and facilitate the effectiveness of international associations. The UIA Associations Round Table is an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice.
"Chilling effect on freedom of the press."Thai Journalist Chutima Sidasathian and her colleague Australian journalist Alan Morison, will not serve a jail sentence after they waited six weeks for a judgement as to whether they defamed Thailand’s navy.
The ABU Technology Webinar Festival is a series of online webinars offered free of cost to those interested in broadcast technology. The month long festival from August 2nd - 21 Sept 2105, will include presentations on different aspects and applications of broadcast technology.
Success! Increased legal tools to help trafficking victims in the United States
"After years of advocating that buyers should be held accountable under Federal anti-trafficking laws, we were thrilled to see both the Senate and House pass the Justice Victims Trafficking Act. We hope President Obama will quickly sign this bill into law. It sends a clear and much needed message that sexual exploitation of women and girls will not be tolerated."
-Shelby Quast, Policy Director, Equality Now
Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – “The night of the blind moon”, presented by Tunisian film director, Khadija Mkacher, won on Saturday the first prize of the fourth edition of the North African Film Festival, held on April 7-11, 2015, in Oujda, Morocco.
The film told the story of three teenaged girls whose dreams were to get hooked to a man each, but decided to take part in a mythical ceremony in a cemetery in the city of Jerid, southern Tunisia, to avoid celibacy.