Nothing without people
Gadim's founder, Patricia Almeida, was present at 2018 MIPCOM Diversify TV’s Excellence Award Ceremony in Cannes. GADIM was part of the jury of the inaugural award ceremony, in 2017, during MIPCOM.
GADIM's cofounder and Starting With Julius founder Catia Malaquias, who is a lawyer was the Diversity and Inclusion Category Winner of the 2018 Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Awards.
Catia advocates for equality, human rights and inclusion of Australians with disability and has also co founded All Means All – The Australian Alliance for Inclusive Education, and the School Inclusion Parent Network (SIPN). She also sits on the boards of the Attitude Foundation and Down Syndrome Australia.
GADIM, Curtin University hosted Disability, Media and Human Rights conference in Perth,Australia
GADIM AT THE UNITED NATIONS CONFERENCE OF STATE PARTIES TO THE CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES - NY - 13/06/2017
EVENT: MEDIA AND DISABILITY - HOW TO CHANGE ATTITUDES THROUGH MEDIA
Using Article 8 of CRPD to change attitudes and promote inclusion
Dr. Beth Haller, 1 of 3 founders of GADIM's gave a presentation at Lionsgate 1st Motion Picture Group (MPG) Ambassadors Program.
Dr. Haller provided resources & innovative ideas for MPG to foster diversity & disability inclusion throughout creative process.
GADIM aims to bring together experts, academics, individual advocates and like-minded organizations at the local, national, regional and international levels that:
(A) share a mission of promoting the rights of people with disability; and
(B) have agreed to work collaboratively towards that mission by adopting a joint strategy for use of the media, in particular the mainstream media, as a tool to shape cultural attitudes and perspectives in line with their shared mission.
However, the success of such an initiative will depend on the reach of networks at all levels to promote the GADIM's work and message. As such, it will be important to identify not only active participants in the Alliance but also partners (including those outside the disability sector) that can assist to amplify and distribute its message.
Partners are welcome!
- companies and governments that can include people with disabilities in media.
- media and entertainment professionals (news, ads, film, TV, books, social media).
- inclusive media organizations that are non-disability related.
- inclusive media organizations that are disability related.
- disability news outlets.
Human Rights organizations
- international human rights organizations.
- International organizations, Disability Studies scholars and activists.
- easy to understand information on disability, with a human rights social model perspective.
GADIM launched at the United Nations in Geneva, during the Social Forum 2016.
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