Media: Women's participation in the public sphere
A database of women experts, Who Is She, was recently launched in Lebanon, and as this video shows, there is certainly a need to make highly qualified women more visible in society. The Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) took a camera to the streets and asked men and women if they knew who different female experts are. Very few did!
Visit the database on http://whoisshe.lau.edu.lb/
Visit our Who Is She-group womendialogue.org
This video is in Arabic and inspired by the Danish Department of Gender Equality´s E-learning Course on "Gender Equality Assessment". The purpose of the video is to promote gender mainstreaming.
Gender mainstreaming means that gender equality work is transposed into the mainstream instead of being relegated to the sidelines. Implementation of the gender mainstreaming strategy has shifted the focus to gender quality work with a proactive approach instead of a reactive approach. Focus has thus shifted from changing inequalities once they have arisen to preventing them from arising. Moreover, it is no longer merely a question of special initiatives, but of working from a holistic approach that encompasses the gender perspective.