The theme of the conference is: "Confronting adversity: Women in Media during
conflict and crisis."
Tunis, Tunisia (PANA) – “The night of the blind moon”, presented by Tunisian film director, Khadija Mkacher, won on Saturday the first prize of the fourth edition of the North African Film Festival, held on April 7-11, 2015, in Oujda, Morocco.
The film told the story of three teenaged girls whose dreams were to get hooked to a man each, but decided to take part in a mythical ceremony in a cemetery in the city of Jerid, southern Tunisia, to avoid celibacy.
The winner of the 2015 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize is Syrian journalist and human rights activist, Mazen Darwish, currently imprisoned. The Prize will be awarded during the celebration of World Press Freedom Day, 3 May, which will this year be hosted by Latvia (National Library, Riga, 6 p.m.).
Ruchira Gupta, an Emmy-winning Indian filmmaker, journalist, abolitionist, and human rights activist is recognized for her work in empowering women and girls.
The Nordic region is well known for having gender equality as a hallmark of society. In the media sector, however, the male dominance persists in many areas, both in the industry itself and in the output. However, in the Nordic region there are also important examples of structural and individual steps towards gender equality in the media.
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, 8 March, UNESCO joins forces with the Global Alliance on Media and Gender to launch the Women Make the News 2015 under the theme, “*Yes we must! Reaching Gender Equality in the Media by 2030*”.
In Iran women are legally required to dress modestly and ensure their hair is covered. A series of acid attacks on women in the historic Iranian city of Isfahan has raised fears and prompted rumors that the victims were targeted for not being properly veiled.
An Egyptian court on Thursday acquitted a father and a doctor over performing a female circumcision operation that killed a teenage girl in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura last year.
On December 6, Khadija Ismayilova's Baku apartment was searched by the prosecutor general office employees. Ismayilova's mother, brother and lawyer Elton Guliyev were present during the search.
GRANADA, Nicaragua – Women in bright colored dresses indicative of their various ethnic backgrounds marched despite the rain in the colonial city of Granada on Tuesday to call for an end to global violence against women.
“Las mujeres mojadas, jamás serán calladas,” they chanted, playfully refitting the popular chant, “the people united, will never be defeated,” to one more appropriate for the weather.
The study says even in places with tough, forward-looking laws many women are still the victims of discrimination, violence and lack adequate access to health and legal services.
"Early identification of women and children subjected to violence and a supportive and effective response can improve women's lives and well-being, and help them to access vital services," said Claudia Garcia-Moreno, a WHO physician.