[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.
Jean Héon, Quidam in Seoul (Cirque de Soleil)
Stewart Ho, Seoul Tourism Organization (STO)
Roland Idemyr, Former CEO, IKEA Services AB (Service Company of the IKEA Group)
Mike Kim, Senior Director of Corporate Development at Baedal Minjok
Professor Lee Ha-rin, Konkuk University Department of Art and Craft
Emma Kalka, Freelance Journalist and Founder of Discovering the Korean Underground
Chris Williams, Organizer of the Seoul Bitcoin Meetup
Dr. Yoon Keum-jin, Executive Vice President, Korea Foundation & Prof. Michael Kim, Yonsei University GSIS
Professor Alexis Dudden, Univ. of Connecticut
Park Seol-hee, Manager, The 8th Young Opinion Leaders’ Knowledge Forum