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WACC’s Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) is featured in the newly-published International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media and Communication (IEGMC), a major reference book that explores various aspects and impacts of how gender is represented in the world’s media.  The IEGMC discusses “the many and myriad ways in which gender matters in our heavily mediated and mediatized...

Sameera Zoroub, who graduated with a degree in media, used to think that her social media accounts were “secure and protected.”   But when she attended a Digital Security workshop organized in late June by Community Media Centre, a Palestinian NGO, she realized that there was so much she didn’t know about safely navigating the mobile and online world.  At the end of the...

Covid-19 responses of governments and civil society should include strategies to address and prevent sexual and gender-based violence, said a statement issued by a global collective of religious groups and faith-based networks.  The Faith in Beijing Collective, which includes some members of ACT Alliance (of which WACC Global is a member),...

While life today is better for a 15-year-old girl in a developing world, she will nonetheless have to keep fighting against tremendous odds because progress made in the last 25 years “though important, has been incremental, uneven and insufficient,” says a new report launched by UN Women...

Inclusion of key stakeholders in text, democratic deliberation’ needed A group of women’s rights organizations and non-governmental organizations is urging the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to postpone the adoption of the final draft version of its Political Declaration. The group is concerned that it “omits...

International Women’s Day (IWD) campaigns step up demands for the respect of women’s basic civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. This year’s IWD,  March 8, 2020, calls us to raise awareness against bias and take action for equality in order to forge a gender-equal world. WACC...

In 2019, a year marked by divisive politics, attacks on journalists, xenophobia, digital surveillance and harassment, and other threats to freedom of information and democracy, WACC Global continued to make a positive difference, especially among vulnerable people and communities around the world. With WACC’s support, 79...

In a country such as Bosnia and Herzegovina, which has “a strong patriarchal tradition and dominant stereotypes about women,” Abida Pehlic can’t emphasize enough how important the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) has been since her organization, Novi Put, joined the research in 2015. “Women are generally perceived as...