[ABU Special] Geena Davis on Gender Inequality in Media
On this week’s Seoul Report, we meet Geena Davis, an Academy Award winner who starred in such films as “Thelma and Louise”, “a League of their own”, and popular TV series “Commander in Chief.
As the International Telecommunication Union’s special envoy, Davis visited South Korea and delivered a speech at a forum, “Women with the Wave” of The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s General Assembly.
On the day that coincided with the United Nation’s International Day of the Girl Children (Oct. 11), the long-time advocate of women and girls spoke about her works aimed at diversifying media portrayals of women for children, and combat gender stereotyping.
Professor Paul Heritage, Queen Mary University of London
Christy Dockendorf, Humans of Seoul
Professor Kathryn Weathersby, Sungshin Women’s University
Jazz Musician Juhan Lee of Winterplay
Mark Zastrow, science journalist
Leela Bear, Embroidery Artist
Andrew Kilbride, Chair of the Irish Association of Korea
Ogan Gurel MD, Innovation Ambassador, KBLA
Danielle Bacon, Coach for Angel’s Synchronized Skating Team
Nils-Arne Schroeder, General Manager of Conrad Seoul