More needs to be done to encourage gender parity, especially in media, says UN Under Secretary General at Expo Women’s Majlis talk

DUBAI, 21 January 2022 – The common practice of having mostly-male experts in TV discussions is one of the areas that needs to change if we want to achieve real gender parity, the United Nations Under Secretary General for Global Communications, Melissa Fleming, said on Thursday (20 January). Addressing a ‘Visions and Journeys’ Women’s Majlis at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Women’s Pavilion, which explored challenges to gender equality, Fleming said most discussions on COVID-19 consisted of ‘manels’ (panels of men), where 75 per cent of the experts tended to be male.…