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November 11th, 2010
Isabel Green, Director of Nicaraguan Women Institute. Credit:IPS

Isabel Green, Director of Nicaraguan Women Institute. Credit:IPS

IPS Latin America, in collaboration with UNDP and Fundación Puntos de Encuentro, organised the national media seminar “Women, Work and Leadership in Nicaragua. Gender equity, a key development goal”.

The seminar, held on 3-4 November in Managua, analysed the implementation of the 3rd Development Goal in the country, with a focus on the issue of gender equality in the employment sector. Read more »

More about: Capacity building, Latin America, Poverty & MDGs, Projects
September 2nd, 2010
IPS Asia-Pacific's Johanna Son introduces the glossary

IPS Asia-Pacific's Johanna Son introduces the glossary

MANILA – The need to teach students early about gender-sensitive language. Examples of how media reports pass on prejudices in some stories, and mistake gender blindness for political correctness in others. Some editors and writers’ discomfort with asking frank questions when they hear the word ‘gender’.

These are some of the topics that came up for lively discussion at the August 2010 launch of the third edition of the ‘Gender and Development Glossary’, held at the ISIS Intl conference room in Quezon City, Philippines. A mix of journalists, gender and reproductive health experts, professors and civil society advocates made sure there was a variety of opinions at the discussion around words, gender, language and media that day. Read more »

More about: Global, Human rights and gender issues, Projects, Providing news and content
July 15th, 2010

covergenderglossaryChairman, chairwoman, chairperson or chair? Housewife or homemaker? What is so controversial about contraception, the word ‘family’ or ‘sex worker’? Does being gender-sensitive in news mean hiding the genders and sexes of people who appear in them?

Whether you’re a journalist, writer, researcher or a news consumer, some gender-related words are bound to have gotten you wondering about whether, or how, to use them, or what they really mean. Read more »

More about: Capacity building, Dissemination and networking, Global, Poverty & MDGs, Projects
June 3rd, 2010

foei2Together with its partner Friends of the Earth International, IPS organised on May 28 in Prague a communication training around the issue of mining and oil and gas exploration. Former IPS editor in chief Miren Gutierrez discussed with around 25 NGO representatives ways to reach mass audiences through the mass media and how to promote investigative journalism. The participants also drafted a communications strategy and received hands-on media training. Read more »

More about: Dissemination and networking, Europe & Mediterranean, Globalization and the South, Projects, Providing news and content, Sustainable development
April 12th, 2010
The gender students from AIT

The gender students from AIT

BANGKOK – IPS Asia-Pacific’s offices became a classroom twice in recent weeks as two classes of graduate students from the Asian Institute of Technology came to discuss issues of journalism, gender, environment as well as the media mindset.

On Mar. 30, a class of 16 graduate students in the gender and development studies module spent two hours at the IPS regional office in the Thai capital, with their professor, Babette Resurreccion. The students were from varied courses, backgrounds and countries, ranging from Nepal, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Nigeria. Read more »

More about: Asia & Pacific, Poverty & MDGs, Projects, Providing news and content, Sustainable development


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