Unstereotype Alliance - A year on

  • Publish Date: Jul 16, 2018

How far have adverts and the marketing industry come in addressing equality, diversity and inclusion over the the past year? Not far enough according to Executive Director of UN Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

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Diversity in Marketing, how far has the industry come?

  • Publish Date: Jul 06, 2018

It's been a year since brands, marketers, tech companies and UN Women got together to launch Unstereotype Alliance at Cannes Lions. How much has been achieved and how much still needs to change?

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Pink or Blue

  • Publish Date: Jul 02, 2018

Shattering gender stereotypes and teaching girls that they can be heroes too. The commentary on how we stereotype between a male and female child is a global debate. From #MeToo to equal pay, to underrepresentation in STEM fields and opportunities for women in tech, they are the thorns by your side that you have learned to live with.

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Everyone Deserves To Be Cast As A Hero, Not As A Stereotype

  • Publish Date: Jun 29, 2018

The Unstereotype Alliance and U.N. Women — with a goal of "[ending] the stereotypes that hold people back" — has released an ad that, though it only runs for a little over two minutes, perfectly shows that typecasting is still an issue.

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Best Production Directors and Editors

  • Publish Date: Jun 27, 2018

The best advertisements of the top directors and production companies worldwide.

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Actors Grudgingly Entered a Stereotypical Casting Call, Then Learned Why They Were Really There

  • Publish Date: Jun 26, 2018

MullenLowe London film shows advertising's baked-in biases

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The Gender and Diversity Agenda Dominates Cannes Once Again, But To What End?

  • Publish Date: Jun 26, 2018

Everyone was talking about women, equality, gender, diversity and inclusion at Cannes, from brands, agencies and creatives to journalists, sociologists, actors, musicians and sports stars, but will the festival conversation really change anything?

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UN Women highlights Stereotyping in ads in this eye-opening short 'casting call' film

  • Publish Date: Jun 26, 2018

The tagline of the film, now running on social media following its premiere in Cannes, is "the problem is not seeing the problem." It was directed by Joanna Bailey of Snapper Films and created by MullenLowe London on behalf of its client Unilever for UN Women's industry-led Unstereotype Alliance movement

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The Unstereotype Alliance Celebrates a Year of Fighting Discrimination in Media

  • Publish Date: Jun 21, 2018

The UN-driven group pushes for equal representation for women and other marginalized groups in advertising

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UNICEF joins the Unstereotype Alliance

  • Publish Date: Jun 21, 2018

UNICEF joined the Unstereotype Alliance to challenge harmful gender stereotypes in marketing and to promote progressive portrayals of women, men, girls and boys, as part of UNICEF’s commitment to achieving gender equality, becoming a more gender balanced organization and bringing up girls and boys as equals. UNICEF, UN Women and Cannes Lion also announce the winner of the 2018 Young Lions Health Award

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All you need to know to unstereotype advertising

  • Publish Date: Jun 11, 2018

The topic of unsterotyping advertising and using lazy gender troped keeps popping up where creativity is celebrated, but it's sadly not mainstream just yet. Perhaps the fact that the Unsterotype Alliance has finally joined Twitter will sway the movement over social media.

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Gender stereotypes holding back tomorrows science solutions

  • Publish Date: Feb 23, 2018

It is difficult for girls to believe in themselves as scientists, explorers, innovators, engineers and invenotrs when the images they see on social media, in textbooks and in advertising reflect narrow and limiting gender roles. This is why UN Women is leading the "Unstereotype Alliance" initaitive, which encourages advertisers, tech companies and influencers to banish old-fashioned, stereotypical portrayals of gender in advertising that could diminish or limit the role of women in society.

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The UN believes ads can turn the tide in long-losing war for gender equality

  • Publish Date: Jun 23, 2017

In a world of doubters, someone still believes in the power of advertising: The United Nations. The UN Women organization came to Cannes this week to convene a sort of Security Council of the ad industry, including many of its biggest-spending marketers, three of the biggest agency holding companies, digital duopolists Facebook and Google, Alibaba, and more. The idea is that advertising can do what more than two decades of UN proclamations, local laws and good intentions haven't -- spur real progress on gender issues.

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Advertisers Are Actually Teaming Up To Fight Sexism. For Real.

  • Publish Date: Jun 20, 2017

Several major companies announce a new push to remove gender stereotypes from commercials.

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Facebook, Google and global advertising giants join forces to end gender stereotypes in ads around the world

  • Publish Date: Jun 20, 2017

Some of the world’s biggest advertisers have joined forces with the United Nations to banish gender stereotypes from ads across the globe. The group, which includes Facebook, Google, Mars, Microsoft and advertising giant WPP, launched the Unstereotype Alliance on Wednesday to combat “the widespread prevalence of stereotypes that are often perpetuated through advertising”.

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