GenderIT @ Beijing +15 review process 2010 , New York

What happened to Section J?

on 17 Mar 2010
Sarah Macharia from the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC) summaries the outcomes of the panel discussion on the Fourth Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), which took place on March 2 in New York on the occasion of the 54th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW): “You may be aware the GMMP is a longitudinal study running since 1995 on gender in the world news media. The research is implemented in 5-year cycles, to capture a one-day snapshot of gender representation and portrayal in the news across participating countries. 130 countries took part in GMMP 2010, an increase from 76 in 2005, 70 in 2000 and 71 in 1995. The WACC in collaboration with UNIFEM organised a parallel session at the 54th CSW to present and debate the preliminary findings.”

Video: Talking about section J - Games for social change

Analía Lavin on 15 Mar 2010
Heidi Boisvert, from Breakthrough, talks about their experience with videogames and how she thinks the feminist movement can be involved.

Covering Beijing+15 from the sidelines

Kateřina Fialová on 15 Mar 2010
Olivia H. Tripon, the Philippine Bureau Chief and Country Consultant for Women’s Feature Service, is writing about her experience from the UN Media Accreditation process: "...When it comes to covering this all important review which comes every five years, one would think that media organizations like the Women’s Feature Service (WFS) which had actively covered most of the 12 areas of concern of women for the past 15 years would be given UN Media Accreditation at least for this 54th session of the CSW. Unfortunately for WFS Philippines which I head, that is not the case. For the first time since Beijing, I can only cover side events, albeit a more interesting and diverse coverage."

Beyond tools: Internet as a critical policy issue for the advancement of women's rights

Jac sm Kee on 15 Mar 2010
Jac sm Kee, the Women's Rights and ICT Policy coordinator for APC WNSP, reviews the UN Secretary-General's report on the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action (E/CN.6/2010/2) and assess how close we are to realize women's right to communicate: “I wasn't present at the Beijing Conference in 1995, and having missed it, I feel like I have missed out on one of the most important moments in the history of the women's movement. From the stories I hear, it was truly a time when change not only felt possible, but was a tangible foothold away”.

The “J Spot” at the 54th CSW: Celebrating women's social networking is not enough

Heike Jensen on 12 Mar 2010
Heike Jensen, researcher and lecturer at the Department of Gender Studies of Humboldt University in Berlin, (Germany), is locating the section J at the 54th Commission on the Status of Women:"[The J Spot] seems to prove almost as elusive as locating its embodied cousin has turned out to be. First of all, you will not find the J Spot in this year's intergovernmental and other official debates or proposed resolutions. You will have to seek it out in the vast parallel programme mounted by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in conjunction with this year's meeting, and this is where the difficulties really begin in earnest."

Video: Talking about section J - Access to Internet in Lebanon

Analía Lavin on 6 Mar 2010
Nadine Moawad talks about what's going on the internet in Lebanon from a gender perspective.

Women in and out of media

Analía Lavin on 5 Mar 2010
Paraphrasing Virginia Woolf's essay A room of one's own, Sharon Bhagwan-Rolls, said: “There is a need to ensure that the necessary resources are mobilised so that women have the opportunity to write their stories, have their voices heard and their identities represented, particularly when it comes to the peace and security sector. Media content must continue to reach women in their communities, it must provide in-depth, substantial information that supports and empower the work of women”.

Video: Talking about Section J - Re-defining Media

Jan Moolman on 5 Mar 2010
Cai Yiping, executive director of ISIS International, shares the need to take Section J forward with the recognition of the increasing role of ICTs that re-defined the media contained in Section J of the Beijing Platform for Action.

Video: Talking about Section J - Access to Media

Jan Moolman on 5 Mar 2010
Chandrika Sepali Kottegoda, co-director of the Women and Media Collective based in Colombo, Srilanka, talks about the lack of access by NGOs that makes it difficult to see the J spot in the actual government review at the CSW.

Video: Talking about Section J - Women Producing Media

Jan Moolman on 5 Mar 2010
Sharon Bhagwan Rolls from FemLink Pacific: Media Initiatives for Women in Fiji talks to Jan Moolman.

Linking local women to the global agenda

Esther Nasikye on 4 Mar 2010
Esther Nasikye, a Communication and Advocacy Officer at Icon Women & Young People's Leadership Academy, is commenting on the importance of the new media and art for grassroot women: "I have met many women in Uganda who are doing amazing work in their villages, towns, sub-counties but still work in isolation with little or no connection to like minded people whether in their town or country or even globally."

Video: Talking about Section J - Girls and Social Media

Jan Moolman on 4 Mar 2010
Rosemary Okello from the African Woman and Child Feature Service talks go Jan Moolman about how social media is changing the way girls and young women see and use media in Africa

Witnessing J-spot

Jan Moolman on 4 Mar 2010
I'm at the UN building in New York attending the 54th CSW and have just uploaded two videos to my online account. It took 3 minutes to upload. The videos share the impressions of two women's rights activists working in and with media about what is happening with Section J at the CSW. They took four minutes to record. So, in seven minutes I was able to get quotes from women who spoke with authority about a newsworthy issue and distribute them as part of a package of news about gender (in)equality and the media.

Video: Talking about section J - Opening Panel

Analía Lavin on 3 Mar 2010
Video interview: There were five speakers in the opening panel and only one of them were women. There was almost no mention to ICTs. Lalaine Viado, part of the APC team in New York, summarises main issues of the conference's opening panel.

Line stories: experiencing UN bureaucracy in real time

Analía Lavin on 2 Mar 2010
Monday, day 1, was day one of the Commission of the Status of Women meeting that is taking place in New York. I remember reading a blog post from my colleague Katerina Fialova, written a couple of years ago, talking about women from all over the world queuing in the UN headquarters building, and how it would be interesting to do a gender analysis of the line. I didn't imagine that I would have the opportunity to do so while lining up for eight hours the first days of the conference. Yes, you read well: eight hours.
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