The International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) held a parallel event at the 2013 57th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which took place at the United Nation Headquarters in New York in early March. The theme of this year’s CSW was ‘Elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls’. It is estimated that every second a woman or a girl somewhere in the world experiences some form of gender-based violence.
The Johannesburg media came to the party at the IAWRT South African regional conference on October 26.
However, it was not because it promoted the event, but because it demonstrated how quickly women are reduced to stereotypes and the need for such professional meetings amongst female media professionals.