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UNESCO UNITWIN Network on Gender, Media and ICTs

The Gender, Media and ICTs University Network is a UNESCO UniTWIN (the abbreviation for University Twinning and Networking Programme). The network aims to advance research training and program development in UNESCO’s fields of competence by building university networks and encouraging co-operation between gender, media and ICT scholars.

Supporting education and research on media, information and communication technologies, the Network specifically aims to promote gender equality and women’s participation in and through media on a global scale through research, education and advocacy.


Members of the network are drawn from all regions: Africa, Arab States, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and North America, and also Latin America and the Caribbean. The Network is co-chaired by RMIT and UNAM Universities. Other key beneficiaries involved in outreach activities are policy makers, NGOs, gender and media activists, experts, media corporations/practitioners.

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