MEDIA AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Seminar training in Uralsk, Kazakhstan
The UN-Women structure in Kazakhstan in partnership with the UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication of the Journalism Department of KazNU named after al-Farabi implemented a project in September-October 2019, including training seminars to increase the capacity of local media and the press services of local executive bodies in covering the gender-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) “Media and Sustainable Development Goals”.
On October 22, 2019, a training seminar was held in the city of Uralsk on the basis of the Zhayyk Press media holding. The project of the training seminar “Strengthening the curriculum on gender journalism” was implemented, following which six higher education courses were introduced in Kazakhstan universities, taking into account gender positions, the use of gender aspects was extended to the content of most training courses. An integral part of these projects is interaction with practitioners in the regions, to whom the media trainers of the UNESCO Chair in Journalism and Communication demonstrate the possibilities of correctly using gender knowledge as a professional tool in covering events in print and electronic media, in social networks, in preparing press releases, backgrounds. The department’s assets include conducting research in the field of female employment, migration, and gender-sensitive indicators for the media.