IAWRT & Commission on the Status of Women
1 May 1982 - 30 November 2017
By Violet Gonda, IAWRT President
It is with profound shock and sadness that IAWRT announces the sudden death of Yasmine Ryan, the newly elected IAWRT board member from New Zealand. We have been informed that our friend and colleague died in Turkey on Thursday morning.
By Sarah Nakibuuka Bakehena
The IAWRT Uganda Chapter held a ‘Safety Training Workshop on safety measures and protection for female journalists
The Women's International News Service now has active correspondents in Kenya, Uganda, and Cameroon, and occasional reports from Zimbabwe, Ghana, and South Africa.
IAWRT members meeting at the 2017 Biennial in Quezon city, in the Philippines have elected former treasurer Violet Gonda, a Zimbabwean journalist resident in the UK, as the new president .
The Asian Broadcasting Union has announced the appointment of former IAWRT President Olya Booyar as the new Head of Radio to help drive an expansion of services to the ABU’s 272 member organisations.
TV-Documentary director, employed in the National Broadcast in Norway (NRK) for ever so many years! Lucky me!
The international IAWRT board has selected Arshiya Ashan for the volunteer position of 2017 Awards Coordinator.
The US Chapter member says she is excited to be taking on this media role.
IAWRT FOKUS Scholarship Supported research
Dr. Mausumi Bhattacharyya says she has been encouraged to expand her research about mobile phone usage and its empowerment potential for rural Indian women, into a larger geographical area.
The IAWRT Nepal and India chapters collaboratively organised a Women's film festival on April 10, 2017. The event was held in Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) Kathmandu. The associate partners of this one-day film festival were Oscar International College (College of film studies), UN Women, Shivam Group, Sancharika Samuha and NTB. The event showcased ten films, with panel discussions and interactions.
The Global Alliance on Media and Gender reports
To what extent have the recommendations on women and the media contained in global agreements such as the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action been achieved?
by Nonee Walsh from CSW61
On the plaza of the United Nations in New York,The Arc of Return is a moving memorial to more than 18 million people who were forcefully removed from Africa and enslaved. It “serves as a reminder to future generations not to repeat this tragedy” according to designer, Rodney Leon.
Gender and Media
Proposals for hosting the IAWRT Biennial in your country in late October or early November 2017 are now being received. Deadline to apply is April 15, 2017.
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