Carolyn Wilson, chair of the International Steering Committee for the UNESCO-initiated Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (GAPMIL), gave an informative presentation on the links between media and information literacy and empowerment of women on Friday, June 22 at the Canadian Embassy in Athens.
An engaging discussion ensued between the dynamic group of women who are, each in their respective domains, working towards addressing the gender inequality gap in Greece.
GAPMIL is a groundbreaking effort to promote international cooperation to ensure that all citizens have access to media and information competencies. Yet, organizations from over 80 countries have agreed to join forces and stand together for change. This pioneering initiative was launched during the Global Forum for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy (MIL) which took place from 26 to 28 June 2013.
Carolyn Wilson is also Education Program Coordinator at Western University in Canada, and will be speaking at the conference “Fest of Fests” at the Mihalis Cacoyannis Foundation at Peiraios 206 in Tavros, Athens, between June 24 and 28.