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Monday, December 10, 2012
CBS News Catches up With Anna Maria Chávez to Discuss the Healthy Media Report
CBS News caught up with Girl Scouts' CEO
Anna Maria Chávez to discuss the initiative.
"The Commission intends this report not as a final solution
to the Healthy Media issue, but rather to further the conversation about how
individuals in media, academia, advocacy, and non-profit groups can better work
together to further the cause of healthy media images," said Chávez. "As children's media use continues
to increase, all youth would benefit from seeing healthy and positive messages
about girls and women. We have a collective responsibility to empower young
people through positive and healthy media that values women and their accomplishments."
Read the entire article here.
Healthy Media Report is unique and innovative because it provides a detailed
blueprint of recommendations and strategies for four different categories of
stakeholders who impact the media culture. From the media creators themselves,
to parents, educators, and youth – the belief is that each player has an equal
role and responsibility in facilitating change. For each category, recommendations
are organized and tailored to empower individuals with the ability to learn and
to be aware of the depiction of women and girls in the media, to choose media
that uphold high standards, and to educate others on the importance of the
issue. This report is the crucial first step in creating a more positive media
environment for women and girls. It identifies emerging best practices, and
establishes a climate for change. To access the report and learn more about how
you can make a difference, visit www.Girlscouts.org/HealthyMedia
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