“No Woman No Panel” – UfM joins campaign to improve gender representation
- Rai Radio 1 is giving a new momentum to the European campaign “No Woman No Panel – Senza donne non se ne parla,” designed two years ago by the European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, praised by Italian President Sergio Mattarella and supported by the European Commission office in Italy.
- The Union for the Mediterranean is joining this campaign to further mainstream gender equality throughout its activity.
25th of March 2021. The Union for the Mediterranean is proud to participate in Rai1’s campaign “No Woman No Panel – Senza donne non se ne parla” to improve gender representation and equality in the public debates that was launched this week during a press conference.
The campaign aims to gain support and commitment from individuals, associations and networks across Italy and in the Euro-Mediterranean region, to organize meetings, commissions, round tables and debates that respect gender balance, and to refrain from participating in forums where the presence of women is not guaranteed in consideration of their competences. To achieve this, part of the campaign involves building a database of female experts to recommend for interviews, comments and participation in talk shows to achieve gender-balanced representation.
“As we recover from this pandemic, we must leverage the opportunity to create new inclusive societies that ensure that women can fulfil their potential as catalysts of change and contributors to the region as a whole. For this reason, the Union for the Mediterranean is fully engaged in the campaign as a commitment to strive to ensure better participation and representation for women in all its activity.” Declared Nasser Kamel, Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean.
The UfM has always put gender equality and women’s empowerment at the heart of its agenda. This year, the UfM has launched the first exercise of its Intergovernmental Monitoring Mechanism on Gender Equality, which will gather data and monitor progress on a unique set of 20 indicators in 4 priority areas, with the aim of informing policy recommendations regarding women’s equal participation and representation.
This campaign will complement one of the key priorities of the UfM Ministerial Conference on Strengthening the Role of Women in Society on fighting stereotypes through education and culture; and in line with the key recommendations provided from the high-level panel on the portrayal of women in the audio-visual media organised in the framework of the 2020 UfM Women4Mediterranean Conference.