The International Labor Organization (ILO) renewed a Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work on June 21 in Geneva, Switzerland. The event coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Conference, where the organization adopted a new international Convention against violence and harassment at work, while vowing to hold governments accountable for violations. Sharan Burrow, general […]
Can Women in Media Challenge Stereotypes and Misrepresentation Online?
“We are afraid of judgment, family, society…” She said, “Women now ask us to tell their stories. We’re framing women as strong because we are strong.”
Follow Ongoing Events at the UN Commission on the Status of Women
Journalists face daily threats of being attacked, imprisoned, threatened and harassed for doing their job. A survey of over 400 women journalists in 50 countries by the International Federation of Journalists showed that “almost one in two women journalists have suffered sexual harassment, psychological abuse, online trolling and others forms of gender-based violence while working.” […]
The Mansion of the Kavanaughs
Dear Ms. Ellis: I was forwarded your recent article As Kavanaugh Allegations Widen, Elite-College Alumni Recall Harassment From Decades Past Students, By Lindsay Ellis September 27, 2018 As a 1965 graduate of Radcliffe (which was in the process of becoming Harvard), I am being urged by family and husband to write something about all this. You may […]
RESOLUTION TO END WORLDWIDE DISCRIMINATION AND ABUSE AGAINST WOMEN JOURNALISTS
RESOLUTION: Passed Unanimously NWU Delegate Assembly, August 12, 2018 Global Call for Action to End Worldwide Discrimination and Abuse Against Women Journalists WHEREAS, gender-based violence is one of the most prevalent and tolerated human rights violations in the world; WHEREAS, the AFL-CIO is part of the International Confederation of Trades Unions Campaign to Stop Gender-Based […]
NWU in Spain for Gender Conference
Around the world, gender-based violence, pay inequity, and a lack of diversity in newsroom management are pressing matters. In late May, about 30 journalists gathered at a Gender Conference in Santander, Spain, to explore what must be done. Sponsored by the International Federation of Journalists, we met in the Magdalena Palace— originally built for Spanish […]
Women in Media: 1 in 2 Report Violence at Work
New York, MARCH 15 – Nearly one in two women journalists have experienced sexual harassment, psychological abuse, online trolling and other forms of gender-based violence (GBV) while working—yet “up to three-quarters of media workplaces have no reporting or support mechanism,” says broadcast journalist Mindy Ran, citing results of a survey survey released this month by the International Federation of […]
What a Year!
Last year at this time, most of us were depressed and/or in shock at the outcome of the presidential election. But on the day after the inauguration, the Women’s March, a worldwide protest, helped clear our heads and set us on a course to fight back. The anti-Muslim travel ban was met by thousands of […]
Ramsey’s Latest Play Staged
NWU member Calvin Ramsey staged a reading of his latest play Damaged Virtues, November 28 at Harlem’s National Black Theater. Based on a true story about J. Marion Sims, a 19th-century physician, the drama explored the doctor’s sadistic penchant for performing experimental gynecological surgery on enslaved women. Despite the pain and suffering he visited upon them, […]
#DearBetsy and Voters: Protect our Girls with Title IX.
Advocacy groups: KnowYourIX, End Rape on Campus, SurvJustice and @FemMajority, among others will act today at a live rally in Arlington, VA and online through social media to help bring attention to the changes to our students’ Title IX rights that the US Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, is attempting to limit. And, once […]