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Thuesday June 20, 9:30 a.m

Can the media uphold gender equality and diversity in an age of great uncertainty?

hosted on behalf of Gender@International Bonn by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Deutsche Welle, State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia and UN Women National Committee Germany

Gender equality is a goal of great significance in the implementation of the entire 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development. However, in a constantly changing political and social landscape, the egalitarian vision and concepts enshrined in the SDGs are under attack. The rise of right-wing populist parties in Europe, the outcome of the US presidential campaign, as well as the growing influence of radical  Islam  in parts of the world threaten pluralism, as well as women’s and minority rights. Against this backdrop, the media plays an increasingly important role in upholding democratic values and human rights, promoting diversity and gender equality, and ensuring fair and sustainable development for all. High-level international speakers from the media, policy and civil society will join us at an interactive panel discussion.  The Session will focus on the challenges of gender transformative journalism as well as social media in the "post-truth" world and explore its capacity to help build a more peaceful, just and inclusive society.



Jaafar Abdul-Karim -  TV Moderator and Journalist, Deutsche Welle


Catherine Nyambura - Regional Program Advocacy Associate, FEMNET, Kenya

Carmen Perez - National Co-Chair of Women's March & Executive Director of The Gathering for Justice, USA

Ines Pohl - Editor-in-chief, Deutsche Welle, Germany

Albana Shala - Chair of the UNESCO International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) and Program Coordinator, Free Press Unlimited, The Netherlands

First-row participant:

Michelle Demishevich - Trans-Journalist, Turkey

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