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December 13, 2012
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  • Davis to join presenters at Club de Madrid meeting focused on women
    Academy Award-winning actor Geena Davis will join a distinguished list of presenters including former U.S. President Bill Clinton, UN Women chief Michelle Bachelet and Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli at the Club de Madrid’s conference in Little Rock, Ark., next week. Topics for the conference, "Harnessing 21st Century Solutions: a Focus on Women," will include women in art and the media, equality in business and anti-trafficking efforts. Arkansas Business (12/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • IWMF seeks Courage in Journalism Award nominees
    The International Women's Media Foundation plans to once again honor courageous women journalists for their perseverance in pursuing stories in dangerous situations, including in areas with volatile governments. IWMF has put out a call for nominations for the 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards and Lifetime Achievement Award. (12/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Club helps middle-school girls help each other
    At several middle schools and other locations in the Denver area, weekly meetings of Smart-Girl activity clubs are designed to help teenage girls gain confidence and learn how to handle conflicts and resist peer pressures in a "safe" space. Activities are run by "near peers" -- high-school or college women trained by professional counselors. "It's all about helping girls help one another, about noticing when one of them needs support," Smart-Girl Executive Director Karen Silverman said. The Denver Post (12/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Gender equality lessons for schools
    In partnership with USA TODAY Education, we proudly present a new series of lessons focused on gender, self-image and equality. This eight-lesson curriculum introduces topics like media and bullying in the context of gender equality. Find out more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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About Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
Six years ago, while watching children's entertainment with her young daughter, Academy Award winner Geena Davis noticed a remarkable imbalance in the ratio of male to female characters. From that small starting point, Davis commissioned the largest research study ever undertaken on gender in children's entertainment. The research showed that in the top-grossing G-rated films, there were three male characters for every one female - a statistic that still has not improved. The Institute is the leading resource for gender in media research, trends and education for the entertainment industry and the public. The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media and See Jane are a project of Community Partners.
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See Jane is a program of the Institute that utilizes research, education and advocacy to engage the entertainment industry and recognize the need for gender balance and varied portrayals of females and male characters into movies, TV, and other media aimed at children 11 and under. We work cooperatively and collaboratively with entertainment creators to encourage them to be leaders in creating positive change.
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