New exhibition at UNESCO shows how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals

A new exhibition launched at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris aims to explain the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and engage people in action. “WHOLE EARTH? A citizen’s guide to the SDGs (and how to save the world)” is an exhibition by the UK-based non-profit organization Hard Rain Project, one of the winners of the 2017 UNESCO-Japan Prize on Education for Sustainable Development. Through stunning, award-winning photographs, “WHOLE EARTH?” depicts the immense challenges to sustainable development, while outlining the collective action everyone could take to achieve the ambitious Sustainable Development Agenda…

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10 of my favourite International Women’s Day campaigns

I think I am just about caught up on the International Women’s Day backlog. It’s been so great to see so many brilliant campaign so here’s 10 of my favourite campaigns – in no particular order. Sense New York look to #CelebrateWomen for International Women’s Day IRC release film showing 8 steps we can take to support women and girls FCB Inferno Launches ‘Queen Rules’ to Challenge Gender Bias With Playing Cards FCB Amsterdam and Wefilm launch It Won’t Stick campaign for International Women’s Day Barbie(R) Honors Global Role Models…

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UNESCO is calling for nominations to the 2018 Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education

On International Women’s Day, UNESCO has launched the call for nominations for the 2018 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. Governments of UNESCO Member States and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in official partnership with UNESCO are now invited to nominate up to three individuals, institutions or organizations who have made outstanding contributions in favour of girls’ and women’s education. Nominated projects/programmes must meet the selection criteria set by the Prize. They must also have been running for at least two years, show potential to be replicable and scalable, and contribute…

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New UNESCO exhibit celebrates rural women on air

Local radio stations supported by UNESCO are challenging gender norms in Africa and inspiring rural women to participate in public debate and promote their own autonomy. An upcoming UNESCO exhibit entitled “On Air with Rural Women” is shining a light on the inspiring stories of rural women’s representation in the media, a group too often overlooked. “On Air with Rural Women” will be inaugurated in Salle Miro on 8 March, 2018, to coincide with International Women’s Day. The exhibition built around real-life radio broadcasts gathered from local stations in 10…

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UNESCO wants to bridge the gender gap in the digital space

Only 17% of biographies published on Wikipedia are about women. UNESCO aims to increase the visibility of women in the digital space by organizing a global call for contribution, the “Edit-a-thon”, on International Women’s Day, 8 March. The objective is clear: everywhere in the world, people will be invited to create, edit or translate new Wikipedia pages of portraits of women who have played a key role or who still contribute today in the fields of education, science, culture, and communication. Approximately 130 volunteers, among them students, journalists, retirees, representatives…

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