Making waves: media’s potential for girls in the Global South

9 December 2014 18:00 - 19:30 GMT+00
Public event
Streamed live online

​Chair:

Ishbel Matheson - Director of Communications, ODI

Speakers:

Caroline Harper - Head of Social Development Programme, Overseas Development Institute

Caroline Sugg - Head, Advisory & Policy team, BBC Media Action and Author, “Making waves: media’s potential for girls in the Global South” 

Eliza Anyangwe - Editor, Post-2015 Development Hub, The Guardian

Rachel Marcus - Research Associate, Social Development Programme, Overseas Development Institute

Sharon Goulds - Editor, PLAN State of the World’s Girls Report

Description
Media is well known for its capacity to negatively affect adolescent girls – to be harmful to their self-esteem and to limit their perceptions of their own potential.  But media also offers a host of opportunities to affect girls’ lives favourably by influencing behaviour, opening the door to greater participation in society and ensuring that girls’ issues move higher up on the public agenda.

So what are the barriers preventing these opportunities from being realised? And how can media interventions seeking to empower adolescent girls better achieve these goals?

Join the Overseas Development Institute and BBC Media Action at this panel event, to discuss the role of media in transforming girls' lives in the Global South.