by Eleni Maria Rozali
Gender binaries are ingrained from the moment people are born: blue is for boys and pink for girls.
Therefore, segregation usually starts from the moment that mum starts decorating the nursery as well.
Then, there are girls’ films – boys’ films, girls’ toys – boys’ toys, and the list goes on and on. Society imposes this segregation in more ways than we are willing to admit.
by Birgitte Jallov
#ShoutingBack: Using technology to #ShoutBack for gender equality is a wonderful initiative, and I am happy to share one more entry point here with you.
Starting with myself and my own history, as we used to do in the women’s movement of the 70s and 80s where I have my own #ShoutingBack roots, I here share with you my ‘World Radio Day’ address to the Nepali Women Broadcasters last year, 2014. The theme was ‘Promoting Gender Equality within and through Radio’, and my 10-minute talk shares stories of how the good-old technology of radio can be a mind-blowing tool for #ShoutingBack, when taken into the hands of ordinary people.
by Jenn Warren
While not specifically about gender equality, this pertinent yet lighthearted Guardian video commentary is too good to pass up: Development with dignity, not stinky t-shirts.
There are a number of myths about the African woman that need dispelling as well. Watch Eliza Anyangwe challenge some of those myths just by being her and telling her own story online, and check out Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s very important “Danger of a Single Story” TED talk that Anyangwe mentions.
shared by Eleni Maria Rozali
When women lead, the world changes.
UN Women created this PSA about women’s political participation and leadership, with actor Meghan Markle from the USA series, Suits.
“Today less than one-quarter of the world’s leaders are women. We need more because, when women lead, the world changes. We’re working to create a world where women lead.”