IFEX members demand protection for women journalists and activists

  on January 21, 2014

Adapted by Philip Lee, WACC.

In 1980, the Guatemalan poet, journalist and women's rights activist Ala?de Foppa was detained and then 'disappeared' by security forces. Thirty years later the authorities have yet to launch an inquiry and no one has been arrested in connection with her disappearance. This year, to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, 44 IFEX members are standing up for Foppa and other women in the free expression community who have been targeted because of their gender.

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January 21, 2014
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Beijing +20: In my opinion...

The most important contribution that the Beijing Platform for Action has made to advancing gender equality in and through the media is:

Setting global standards to which governments and the media can be held accountable
Bringing coherence to and greater understanding of civil society initiatives on gender, women and media
Raising the profile of work on 'women and media' as important for addressing gender inequalities in women's lived experiences.

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