Marching in the streets of Dakar. Credit: Abdullah Vawda/IPS
Read, listen and look at what happened during a week of debate and exchange at the World Social Forum (WSF) in Senegal at the IPS TerraViva multi-media, multi-lingual news site. A team of African reporters contributed daily news from Dakar, made available to readers in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Swahili.
IPS TerraViva covered the agenda for women’s rights and empowerment at WSF through news reports and interviews.
In an interview with TerraViva, Norah Matovu-Winyi, Executive Director of African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET), explains the most pressing issues for women in Africa and how important is for them to share experiences and ideas at WSF, “it is the greatest solidarity mechanism for women,” she says. More »
This month, October 2010, is the 10th anniversary of the adoption of UN Security Council resolution 1325, a landmark document on the protection of women in war zones. In partnership with UNIFEM, IPS has produced a series of stories, interviews and op-eds and published an online and printed TerraViva magazine on 1325.
Resolution 1325 is ambitious, comprehensive and far-reaching. It is the first resolution to formally address the particular atrocities that women endure in wartime, and to acknowledge women’s indispensible role in conflict resolution and post-war peace building.
Yet on the 10th anniversary of 1325, women’s participation in international and local peace-building efforts remains disgracefully low. More »
Women’s groups around the world are looking at next week’s MDG review summit at the United Nations (20-22 September) to hear about the progress made towards the goal of gender equality in these last ten years, and how the remaining challenges will be addressed by member states.
On the occasion of the Summit, a special IPS TerraViva magazine looks at each of the MDGs from a gender perspective, through in-depth stories, op-eds and interviews with some of the key protagonists. A special section in the magazine gives voice to some of the MDG3 grantees and other women’s organisations.
The 2010 Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) will turn the spotlight on actions and progress made to meet the global agenda on women’s issues and to mainstream a gender perspective in all sectors. The purpose is to promote practical strategies to advance women’s participation as equal partners of sustainable development, peace and security, governance and human rights.
On the occasion of the AMR (28 June – 1 July 2010) IPS will produce a special TerraViva ‘Equality and Empowerment of Women’. A printed version will be distributed in New York on Monday, June 28, and include in-depth coverage of the main issues discussed at the meeting, filed from some of the countries that will voluntarily report their progress on development goal 3 at the meeting. More »
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Beijing World Conference on Women – and within the MDG3 programme of work – IPS is planning a special coverage of global efforts toward the support of democracy and human development through the empowerment of women.
A group of IPS reporters will be attending and covering the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women meeting in New York to produce a special TerraViva Beijing +15.
Meanwhile, the MDG3 Gender Portal will be the voice of women’s networks, to express their views and expectations about the meeting, and the next key reviews planned this year.
Check our News from Featured Partners page to read about our global MDG3 friends in New York.
Fifteen years after the Beijing World Conference on Women, IPS remains committed to in-depth reporting on progress achieved and challenges facing women and girls.
IPS has a long-standing editorial commitment to mainstreaming gender, which it has realised through training, editorial guidelines and targeted projects.
On the occasion of the 54th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York (1 – 12 March), an international team of journalists will provide special coverage from New York through the IPS TerraViva Beijing+15 website.
The IPS TerraViva Beijing +15 includes analyses of the latest developments from our team in New York, as well as gender stories from the global IPS Gender Wire.
Two printed editions of IPS TerraViva will be published and distributed in New York during the CSW (1 March and 8 March). These published editions will be available for download at the IPS TerraViva Beijing +15 webpage.
The TerraViva Beijing +15 is part of the IPS programme “Communicating for Change: Getting Voice, Visibility and Impact for Gender Equality“. The IPS cast of stories includes independent coverage financed through the Dutch Government’s MDG3 Fund: Investing in Equality, and through the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).