Czech Women’s Congress about Women and Media in 2015
Following the great success of the first Czech Women’s Congress, we organized the second Czech Women’s Congress which took place in the National House of Vinohrady on June 20, 2015.
In this Congress, “Women and Media” was the main theme. We believe women are often being portrayed in the media with use of sexism and prejudice, and that this has a significant impact on women’s status in society as a whole, and not just the Czech Republic. We focused on the cause and effect of media portrayal of women, and its connection to theunderrepresentation of women in the highest decision-making positions in media worldwide.
Congress brought together up to 1000 women, as well as men, from diverse range of nationalities, professions, ages and political backgrounds. All-day program of the Congress offered various debates and seminars devoted to the main theme: sexism in media; women and social media; women in decision making in media. Creative workshops were focused on soft-skills development: coaching; mentoring; rhetoric; presentation skills or presentation in media. Fair of NGOs, organizations, institutions and companies dealing with the issue of equality between women and men.
Cultural program included activities for kids and music program full of women-artists and was held on Náměstí Míru. As a part of the supporting program, a successful movie “Miss Representation” was screened at the Cinema Světozor and was falllowed by discusion.
Most important outcomes of the Women’s Congress, formulated into resolutions, was handed over to the political representation of the Czech Republic.
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