Looking back and ahead: The media and the struggle for gender equality after the Nairobi UN women's conference

  title={Looking back and ahead: The media and the struggle for gender equality after the Nairobi UN women's conference},
  author={Rosemary Okello-Orlale},
  pages={48 - 56}
abstract This briefing examines the role the media has played in furthering gender equality, peace and development as was spelt out by the Nairobi International Women's Conference in 1985. The conference, in many ways, presented opportunities for new forms of engaging the media with the struggle against poverty and women's rights. This paper surveys the performance of the media and how the African media in particular have engaged with agendas set at the Nairobi Conference with regards to… 

Reclaiming space: African women's use of the media as a platform to contest patriarchal representations of African culture – womanists’ perspectives

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Sociology as bridge over troubled waters: establishing a link between the principles of lesbian and gay studies and queer theory

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ENG/AFR: white masculinity in two contemporary South African films

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Media representation of South Africas female politicians : the case of the Mail & Guardian – 2010 to 2011

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The Utilisation of Information Communication Technology (ICT) for Women Empowerment: A Study in North 24 Pargana District

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Panel Data Analysis of Press Freedom and Women Empowerment

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African Women and the Mass Media

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    The Palgrave Handbook of African Women's Studies
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Gender and the Information Revolution in Africa

Library has French version: Inegalite des sexes et la revolution de l'information en Afrique

What makes the news?

"Le Projet Mondail de Monotoring des Medias est coordonne par l'association mondiale pour la communication chretienne (WACC), un reseau de communicateurs et communicatrices d'envergure mondiale qui

Runaway World: How Globalization is Reshaping Our Lives

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Beijing’s legacy for gender and media’, WACC, London, available at http://www.wacc.org.uk/ wacc/publications/media_development/2005_3/beijing_s_le gacy_for_gender_and_media, site

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Who makes the News?, The Global Media Monitoring Project, WACC, London, available at AGENDA

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Beijing's legacy for gender and media

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Coverage of Poverty and Inequality in the Kenyan Newspapers: A Content Analysis

    Women and Media: Progress and Issues

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    Whose News, Whose Views: A Gender in Media Handbook for Southern Africa Media, Gender Links and European Union (conference, workshop and Cultural Initiative Fund

    • 2005

    She is also a trustee of the Media Council of Kenya and a treasurer for the African Editor's Forum. She is an award-winning journalist and a researcher

    • briefing ROSEMARY OKELLO-ORLALE is the executive director of the African Woman and Child Feature Service (AWC) in