GAMAG Forming Steering Committee

The Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG) is in the process of forming  its steering committee.

GAMAG was formally launched in December 2013 in Bangkok at the close of the first Global Forum on Media and Gender. This pioneering collective brings together key stakeholders capable of effecting real and sustainable change; among them are representatives of media organizations, media professionals (including the IFJ), academics, policy-makers, civil society groups and development agencies. 

An international steering committee to guide GAMAG is being put in place. The steering committee of 13-15 members will reflect regional, linguistic, and generational diversity, and will include representatives of key stakeholder sectors such as media professionals and their unions, media organizations, governments, and international agencies. In particular, it will include at least four representatives of print/broadcasting unions/associations and journalists’ associations and have at least one representative from each region of the world according to UNESCO’s configuration (Africa, Arab States, Asia Pacific, Europe and North America, Latin America and the Caribbean), among other criteria.

The IFJ has been nominated to be a member of the steering committee and gender council co-chair Mounia Belafia represents the organisation in this process.

International in scope and integrated in structure, the GAMAG is a cohesive global force dedicated to tackling gender disparities in media and helping achieve Millennium Development Goal 3, promoting gender equality and empowering women and ensuring systematic follow-up to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. The GAMAG Framework and Plan of Action may be consulted here