Using Media to Mobilize Women in the Middle East/North Africa

On 16 June, the Womanity Foundation convened an amazing panel of speakers, including our very own Yann Borgstedt, Founder & President, to discuss how media is helping to raise women’s voices, elevate the discussion around gender equality, and connect women in the Middle East North Africa region and beyond. Speakers joining Yann:

  • Kyle Gibson, Executive Producer, Women in the World
  • Honey al Sayed, Co-Founder, Vision Association & SouriaLi Radio
  • Sabrina Hersi Issa, CEO, Be Bold Media
  • Brooke Baldwin, Anchor, CNN Newsroom (moderator)

There were so many great moments during the session and below are just a few highlights. The full discussion can be found here.

Why Storytelling?

Speakers share their thoughts about the transformative power of stories in inspiring, mobilizing, and creating change.

Changing the Narrative

From gender inequality to insurgency, stories (first person accounts as well as fiction) can be a critical means of creating positive counter narratives and changing the status quo.

The Importance of Matching Medium to Context

Speakers discuss why its critical to design media initiatives in the context of the culture that you seeking to engage.