IAWRT's parallel event at the NGO Comission on the Status of Women Forum is entitled Women making news in the Changing World of Work.
As part of the session it will be screening parts of the 2017 documentary Velvet Revolution about women making news in the face of adversity, The documentary focuses on dangerous zones such as the Philippines, Cameroon, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh along with challenges for Dalit women in India. Project details here.
The IAWRT event alongside the 61st Session of the UN's CSW61, is complementary to its priority theme - Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work.
IAWRT President Gunilla Ivarsson will introduce the session outlining IAWRT's continuing work with gender equality in the media, explaining how how IAWRT uses the results of the Gender Mainstreaming Project report in its activities.
The panel will involve Velvet Revolution executive producer Nupur Basu and a local producer from the Philippines, Ilan Ilan Quijano as well as Sherine Tadros, the head of Amnesty International's New York (UN) Office and frelance Zimbabwean web journalist, and IAWRT board member, Violet Gonda.
It will be held 10.30 am March 16, 2017 at the Armenian Convention Center (Cultural Center) 630 2nd Ave. New York.