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Informing and promoting the Resolution

10 October 2005

I read Ancil’s and  posting with great interest, and Visaka’s and Mu’s as well. They all are concerned about informing, raise awareness and promoting the Resolution.  Over my long experience as communicator working in international development and women issues, I have noticed how often the value of communication is depreciated, since it is understood just as a dissemination.  If we want to ensure that this Resolution is fully in the agenda, we need more than dissemination.  Be aware about the existence of this Resolution is good, and be informed on how it works is better. But it is not enough.  We need to develop communication processes aimed to turn information into action. We need to develop communication processes aimed to empower women to push for this Resolution implementation.  We need to develop communication processes aimed to engaged policy-makers to work towards its implementation.

Further more the communication processes must reach not only governments, but also other stakeholders, such as grassroots of women, NGOs working in gender and women issues, policy-makers, academics and researchers.  We need a communication process aimed to facilitate synergies towards this resolution.

Angela Castellanos

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