WOMEN: There are gender disparities in radio broadcasting: UNESCO officialListen /
There is still a lot of work that needs to be done to promote equality between men and women involved in the radio broadcasting industry. That's according to Mirta Lourenco, chief of Media Development and Society at the UN Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). UNESCO observes 13 February as World Radio Day each year to highlight the role of this medium. On the eve of the day, Ms. Lourenco spoke to UN Radio's Derrick Mbatha about some of the gender disparities in the radio medium.
Female entrepreneurs worldwide to gain access to mentors and industry
Women entrepreneurs around the world are being given an opportunity to better connect with experts, peers, networks and potential partners in their industry. A partnership formed between UN Women and the non-profit Mara Foundation during the African Union Summit in Ethiopia, promises to provide mentoring, training and business tools for these entrepreneurs. Anna Falth, manager of UN Women's Global Knowledge Gateway for Women's Economic Empowerment, spoke to May Yaacoub in detail about the new project.
UN chief and Hillary Clinton commit to advancing women's empowerment
The former Secretary of State for the United States, Hillary Clinton has committed to working with the United Nations to boost women's empowerment ahead of the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs are an internationally agreed set of goals to halve world poverty by 2015. A number of the goals focus on Women and girls and the need for gender equality. Ms Clinton met the Secretary-General of the UN in New York to discuss women’s equality and how to advance progress towards the MDGs.
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