In the run up to ‘Women in Media’ EU conference 2016, spearheaded by the Sofia Foundation, Yentyl Williams, ACP YPN Founder and President published this article giving a young multi-cultural women’s perspective to the subject. The article, published in PWN Global, suggests that an inclusive approach – including men, diversity and youth – are key to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal5 (SDG5), which is dedicated entirely to ‘achieve gender equality and girl’s and women’s empowerment’ by 2030. You can read the full article here. And you can join the conference – as ACP YPN member for FREE (see below) – on 26 October, see here.
Yentyl provocatively asks, “Women in media – what’s the fuss?” and explains that “Surely in 2016, over a century after women were granted the right to vote, enough time has passed to create more equitable societies. Indeed, two decades ago, the UN Conference on Women in Beijing (1995) had already formally recognised the link between women and media, and this sowed the seeds of the UN principles on ‘gender mainstreaming’. However, the fact is that we still have not achieved a healthy balance of women and men in the media, neither in front nor behind the scenes.” By giving an insight into some of her personal experiences – her surprise at the under-representation of men celebrating International Women’s Day that she celebrated for the first time at 27 years of age and how twitter empowered her to express her expertise as an enabling technology – Yentyl shows how we can strategically achieve the SDGs by being more inclusive.
Joint Yentyl and a host of other top women and men speakers at this year’s Women in Media EU conference, on 26 October, Flagey Building Place St. Croix, 9.00am – 17.30pm. Here is the programme.
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