ICNOVA researchers at the Gender and Media International Conference: Challenges of Beijing + 25

Carla Martins, Rita Basílio de Simões, Filipa Subtil, and Maria João Silveirinha are members of the International Congress “Gender and Media: Beijing +25 challenges” that will take place online on the 2nd and 3rd of December.

This year marks a quarter of a century since the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Beijing Declaration and Platform for ActionSeveral developments in the design of promoting equality, development and peace for women in the world are attributed to this instrument approved in 1995, at the IV World Conference on Women, and which remains a reference for the international community. The Platform and the documents resulting from its revisions represent a legacy embodied in a set of strategic objectives together with the determination of the actions necessary to achieve them, in twelve priority fields.  One of these areas is “Women and the media” (Area J), the core theme of the International Conference on Gender and the Media: Challenges Beijing + 25, arising from a joint initiative of the Working Group on Gender and Sexualities of the Portuguese Association of Communication Sciences (SOPCOM) and the Research and Policy Committee of GAMAG – Global Alliance on Media and Gender, in partnership with the Portuguese Association for the Study of Women (APEM), the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Coimbra (FLUC) and the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP).

The main goal of the International Conference on Gender and the Media: Challenges Beijing + 25 of this Congress is to take stock of the progress achieved since the adoption of the historic document and to think about a transnational research and action agenda in the scope of Women and media for the coming years.

Without necessarily excluding contributions in other fields, the organizing committee encouraged the submission of proposals that theoretically, methodologically and empirically reflect the following areas:

  • Activisms, public space and feminisms;
  • Challenges of gender studies;
  • Women’s Human Rights;
  • Gender, media organizations and communication policies;
  • Gender and media representations;
  • Gender and sexualities;
  • Gender, audiences and media consumption;
  • Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic;
  • Intersectionality, communication and culture;
  • Masculinities and media;
  • Women and communication;
  • Women and journalism; Digital technologies and gender;
  • and Gender and media violence

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