IPS – Inter Press Service News Agency
June 16th, 2009

mdgwebhm1The website is part of a major global media and communication project of IPS running through 2009 – 2011 called “Communicating for Change: Getting Voice, Visibility and Impact for Gender Equality“.

The project is financed by the Dutch MDG3 Fund set up by the Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation, Bert Koenders, to finance activities that advance Millennium Development Goal 3: Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.

IPS is committed to involving fellow MDG3 Fund recipients and other women’s NGOs in many of its project activities primarily in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America. This website, which is part of our MDG3 communication commitment, documents the publications, meetings and outputs resulting from the whole initiative, and intends to provide a knowledge centre about the activities of other women’s organisations working for gender equality.

The website reports about IPS activities, many of them in partnership with other women’s organisations, and it gives all the MDG3 Fund grantees a chance to tell their own stories. These can be uploaded in the section dedicated to the “News from Featured Partners”.

Other IPS activities within the project include an increase in the news agency’s independent coverage of stories related to gender equality, a series of op-ed columns and newsletters. Selections from the back catalogue of IPS training publications related to gender, including the Gender Glossaries, will be revised and republished.

To read the independent IPS news reporting generated so far visit Women in the News.

IPS will also work on customised media and communication plans with other NGOs working for women’s empowerment to strengthen the visibility of their own work, and co-host national or regional media and civil society seminars with these partners.

See the first of these seminars organised in Johannesburg, South Africa, by IPS Africa.

For more information or to join the mailing list of the project, write to mdg3(at)

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