International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media
The International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media will give impetus to all stakeholders to work together to achieve gender equality and empowerment of women in and through media, including online. The Meeting answers to the call for global partnerships as in the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 8, “Develop a Global Partnership for Development”. It resonates with the proposed Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16, target 10 concerning measures to promote public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms by 2030, as well as SDG 17 on “Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development”. Finally, the Meeting advances the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) and Action Plan on Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment.
The overall aim of the Meeting is to promote global partnerships among various development agencies including UN agencies, funds and programmes, national and regional development organizations, governments, international donors, and private sector actors to achieve gender equality in and through media under the umbrella of GAMAG.
The end goal is to achieve gender equality in media staffing, policies, content, and media regulation – online and offline.