TOWARDS EQUALITY

For a more inclusive and all together better world,
let’s put our gender lenses on.

While there has been progress in recent decades, women and girls around the world still do not fully enjoy equal rights and opportunities. Violence against women remains endemic and goes well beyond the high-profile international cases that continue to make headlines. Meanwhile, gender discrimination and biases permeate every aspect of our societies, from education to health, business, to politics.

At this rate, the UN warns, it may take close to 300 years to achieve full gender equality on a global level. 

The news media plays a crucial role not only in denouncing attacks on women’s rights but also in highlighting new possible narratives and supporting the profound cultural shift needed for women to enjoy the right to live free from violence and discrimination. It starts with the news media giving the full picture. 

This is why, on March 8th, to mark International Women’s Day, Sparknews is inviting 14 news outlets around the world to join forces to cover gender-based global issues and to focus on the women, men, NGOs, citizen movements and policies tackling the gender gap at their level, as well as the impact empowering women can have on wider issues. Stitched together, these initiatives, these stories show that gender equality should not remain a distant dream.

Let’s put our gender lenses on and move all together #TowardsEquality

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