This article describes an event focused on the role of women and girls in bringing about social change, with a look at "the power of innovation and creativity to empower women, reduce child mortality and improve maternal health."
In September 2010, world leaders attended a summit in New York, the United States, to assess progress on the 8 United Nations MDGs. In the week prior to the summit, a special edition of BBC Media Action's interactive discussion programme World Have Your Say (WHYS) examined issues around the role of women in development. In a debate broadcast from the Southbank Centre, BBC listeners, along with a live audience, discussed the role played by women in achieving the UN's development targets. Following the debate, a reception drawing a range of figures from the arts explored the role of creativity and drama as tools used to provoke lasting social change, informed by examples from BBC Media Action's work around the world.
BBC Media Action newsletter, September 2010.