Women’s right to knowledge

The Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group’s mission is the promotion, development and support of library and information services for the benefit of women, and society as a whole. Women play a crucial role in realising basic human rights for all and in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Meeting the information needs of women is a major contribution of the library field to global development. The Special Interest Group focuses on women as users of library and information services, as workers in the library field, and as providers of information. The overarching strategic framework is formed by the UN treaties, programs and initiatives related to women and information to create a fruitful link between IFLA and relevant international organisations. Maria Cotera-Zubeldia, convener of the IFLA Women, Information and Libraries Special Interest Group, tells more.

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IFLA conference 2012 in Helsinki, Finland

Reporter: Anu Lång
Filming and editing: Tuomas Lipponen
Graphics: Harri Oksanen
Producer: Riitta Taarasti
Date of filming: 16.8.2012

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