Gender equality

Gender and Media Resource Guide

Media play an essential role in working towards gender equality in society. This Gender and Media Resource Guide is the place to find everything you need to promote gender equality in and through media, including:

  • Gender equality in media content
  • Gender equality in the media sector
  • Campaigning and advocacy
  • Gender mainstreaming

Each of the following sections presents practical tools and background information about gender and media, as well as examples of successful approaches.

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Gender and media

An introduction to basic gender concepts and information about why gender and media matter.

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Gender equality in media content

Worldwide, women are underrepresented in media and often portrayed in stereotypical ways. There is an enormous potential for media to show a wider variety of roles and behaviors of people of all genders, thereby challenging gender inequalities and expanding the range of people society looks up to as role models.

Explore this section to find out about different strategies to promote gender equality in media content.

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Gender equality in the media sector

Gender inequality is clearly visible in the media sector and journalism profession. Women are usually a minority in media organisations, especially in high-level and decision-making positions. Women journalists face unique barriers and safety risks.

Explore this section to find out more about different strategies related to gender in the media sector and workplace.

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Campaigning and advocacy

Campaigning and advocacy are crucial to achieving the legislative and policy environments necessary for gender equality in the media.

Explore this section to find out about different mechanisms and movements being used around the world.

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Gender mainstreaming

When working on a media development project, it is crucial to mainstream gender within its design, implementation and evaluation.

Explore this section to find out how gender mainstreaming can address the concerns and needs of both men and women within every stage of the project cycle.

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Evidence base: Gender equality

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Source Year Country Organisation Author
Silence and Omissions: A Media Guide for Covering Gender-Based Violence 2022 Global Journalism Initiative on Gender-Based Violence
The Chilling: What More Can News Organisations Do to Combat Gendered Online Violence? 2022 Global UNESCO Posetti, J. & Shabbir, N.
The Chilling: Assessing Big Tech’s Response to Online Violence Against Women Journalists 2022 Global UNESCO Posetti, J., Bontcheva, K. & Shabbir, N.
Safety of Women Journalists in Bosnia-Herzegovina: Perceptions, Experience and Understanding of Safety and Gendered Safety Risks 2022 Bosnia-Herzegovina Free Press Unlimited Aziz, M., Josimovic, N. & Mednansky, A.
Equally Safe: Towards a Feminist Approach to the Safety of Journalists 2022 Global Article 19 Robinson, J. & Yoshida, K.
Global Study: Gender Equality and Media Regulation 2022 Armenia, Bangladesh, Global, Rwanda, Somalia, Sweden, Zimbabwe Fojo Media Institute Barata Mir, J. & Macharia, S.
Sexual Harassment in the Media 2021 Africa WAN-IFRA Ireton, C.
Sierra Leone Gender Analysis 2021 Sierra Leone Free Press Unlimited Nijhof, S.
Female Audiovisual Professionals in European TV Fiction Production 2021 Europe European Audiovisual Observatory
Ethiopia Gender Analysis 2021 Ethiopia Free Press Unlimited Nijhof, S.
Annual Study on the Place of Women Directors in Europe 2021 Europe Women in Cinema Lab
Bangladesh Gender Analysis 2021 Bangladesh Free Press Unlimited Gorter, A.