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Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media (GSIM)
Date:
23 May 2014
[2gender sensitive indicators2012] The Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media (GSIM) have been designed by UNESCO to encourage media organizations, and particularly citizens' media, to make gender equality issues comprehensible to the public, as well as to analyze their own internal policies and practices. The aims is contributing to gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through media of all forms, irrespective of the technology used.

The main focus of this publication is on the equality and gender dimensions of social diversity in the media. Annexes include selected case studies on gender mainstreaming in media from Asia-Pacific, the Caribbean, Europe and the Arab States, Latin America and Southern Africa.
 
Indigenous Voices in Asia-Pacific
Date:
04 June 2014
indigenousvoices[2012] This report presents the highlights of five country assessments undertaken between 2009-2011 to identify the communication and information needs of indigenous peoples in Asia-Pacific. The assessments used a participatory and inclusive approach to analyze major development issues faced by indigenous peoples.

They considered media and communication landscapes - encompassing freedom of expression and information, the safety of journalists, and community media, particularly radio - and how different factors facilitate or hinder information and communication for indigenous peoples, including the potential of new modes of digital communication and information and communication technology (ICT). The assessments provide a basis for recommendations on priority interventions for each participating country and for a regional strategy.
Communicating Gender for Rural Development
Date:
23 May 2014
gender[2011] The FAO-Dimitra is a  participatory information and communication project which contributes to improving the visibility of rural populations, women in particular. Communicating Gender for Rural Development presents the project experience in using communication for development to enable the most marginalised groups, including women, to take ownership of their development and achieve economic and social empowerment. Capacities for harnessing the full power of this approach are fairly limited and there have been relatively few studies of the subject.

The publication encourages the inclusion of a gender perspective in communication for development initiatives in rural areas. It suggests practical ways of going about this, aiming to change attitudes and working practices so that development projects and programmes take greater account of the specificities, needs and aspirations of men and women.

The document is also available in French.
 
Community Listeners’ Clubs. Stepping Stones for Action in Rural Areas
Date:
04 June 2014
community listeners club[2011] This publication summarizes the unique experience of the community listeners’ clubs set up in Niger and the Democratic Republic of Congo by FAO-Dimitra, a participatory information and communication project which contributes to improving the visibility of rural populations, women in particular.

The first chapter offers a brief overview of the community listeners’ clubs, their goals and internal functioning and the results achieved. The second chapter tells the story of the listeners’ clubs in the words of the stakeholders, explaining how they were established in the two countries. The third chapter sets out more practical guidelines on the stages involved in creating community listeners’ clubs.

The document is also available in French.
Indigenous Peoples' Communication for Development
Date:
06 June 2014
advadap[2010] Since 2006, FAO and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) have been collaborating to enhance indigenous peoples' capacities in the field of Communication for Development (ComDev).

The CSDI programme gives special attention to vulnerable populations and indigenous communities, focusing on ComDev application to sustainable natural resources management and climate change adaptation. ComDev efforts can help facilitating equitable access to knowledge and information, promoting dialogue and participation, and managing communication processes for a self-determined development.

The document presents the results of a series of initiatives implemented by indigenous peoples' organizations with FAO and UNPFII support, to promote ComDev as a key element for social change and a guarantee for a full achievement of their rights.
 
 
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