The theme of the conference is: "Confronting adversity: Women in Media during
conflict and crisis."
With a heavy heart I am writing to let you know about Catherine White, one of the longest standing members of IAWRT and first Vice President of the USA Chapter. Catherine passed away on Sunday, June 8th, after succumbing to cancer.
Would you like to screen your film at an international film festival in Norway?
IAWRT Norway has several times presented films from our international members at the annual Films from the South festival in Oslo.
A much awaited event of Delhi’s cultural calendar, the 10th IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival, will be held from March 5-8 to mark International Women’s Day.
Over 60 films and sound works from 15 countries including Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Myanmar, Pakistan, Russia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Turkey and UK will be screened.
Its that time of the year where we are calling for theme suggestions for our popular long documentary project 2014. The long documentary project is part of IAWRT mandate to build the capacities of members in documentary/film making to enhance professional standards of members.
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, 8 March, UNESCO joins forces with the Global Alliance on Media and Gender to launch the Women Make the News 2015 under the theme, “*Yes we must! Reaching Gender Equality in the Media by 2030*”.
In Iran women are legally required to dress modestly and ensure their hair is covered. A series of acid attacks on women in the historic Iranian city of Isfahan has raised fears and prompted rumors that the victims were targeted for not being properly veiled.
An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a father and a doctor over performing a female circumcision operation that killed a teenage girl in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura last year.
On December 6, Khadija Ismayilova's Baku apartment was searched by the prosecutor general office employees. Ismayilova's mother, brother and lawyer Elton Guliyev were present during the search.
GRANADA, Nicaragua – Women in bright colored dresses indicative of their various ethnic backgrounds marched despite the rain in the colonial city of Granada on Tuesday to call for an end to global violence against women.
“Las mujeres mojadas, jamás serán calladas,” they chanted, playfully refitting the popular chant, “the people united, will never be defeated,” to one more appropriate for the weather.
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.