The gender disparities on screen extends beyond the U.S., but studios can make simple modifications, such as changing speaking parts to females, to equalize the numbers. Geena Davis gave this tip and others in an interview with public radio host John Horn discussing the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media's recent global report on gender in media that found less than 31% of all speaking parts in film worldwide go to women.
The European Union and UN Women will increase the exchange of information, expertise and data to promote equality for women around the world under a new agreement signed this week. The two will also work to develop and advance gender equality policies and programs to foster development opportunities for women.
When it comes to female and gender equality, there are more than a few gaps that need to be closed across a spectrum of issues, from education to technology. The Gender Action Plan aims to increase opportunities for girls and women.
More than 100 participants are enrolled in a five-day workshop sponsored by the United Nations Fund for Population Activities and faith-based organizations in Africa focused on how to promote gender equality and improve maternal health among women.