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March 8th, 2009

donnewbIPS is celebrating international women’s day with the launch of a new weekly newsletter, the Gender Wire. This week also sees IPS partnering with Gender Links and GEMSA to contribute features and news stories to the Daily Links @ CSW newspaper publishing at the 53rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting in New York.

Only 22% of the voices we hear and read in the news today belong to women. Gender Wire will cover frontline issues such as elections, health, education, armed conflicts, corruption, the global financial crisis, food insecurity, and climate change, asking an often forgotten question: What does this mean for women and girls?

Have a look at our most recent coverage and sign up for Gender Wire at: Women in the News.

The 53rd session of the UN’s CSW is meeting in New York is focused on the equal sharing of responsibilities between women and men for caregiving, in the context of HIV/AIDS, with sub themes about the financial crisis and participation of women in decision-making. IPS is contributing daily copy in English and Spanish to the newspaper that is being published in print for delegates in New York and online for wider distribution.

Both of these initiatives are part of IPS’s program of work 2009 – 2011 “Communicating for Change: Getting Voice, Visibility and Impact for Gender Equality” financed by the Dutch MDG3 Fund. Gender Links is a fellow grantee of the Fund. For more information or to join the mailing list of the project, write to mdg3[@]ips.org

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