The Fawcett Society launch new blog: Feminist Matters
It will cover a range of topics from a feminist perspective. First topics covered are the labour party conference and its relevance to women.
He for she campaign launched by the United Nations to campaign for gender equality launched by actor Emma Watson UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador. View the webcast of her speech
yje campaign aims to use the power of social media. For commentary from the Womens Resource Centre see this article in the Huffington Post
Also this week first global study on women characters in the international film industry – launched by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, UN Women and the Rockefeller Foundation -shows clear gender imbalance.
The study covers film characters and the way in which they are portrayed and as well as the gender balance in film industry personnel.
Shocking statistics show that currently only 31% of speaking roles are female and only 21% of film makers are female. The full text can be downloaded.
The Media, Diversity, & Social Change (MDSC) Initiative at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a leading think tank dedicated to addressing issues of inequality in entertainment. Its website is a useful starting point for tracing more information on gender imbalances and the media