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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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.
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.
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.
Evidence base: Gender equality
|Impact assessment survey report Female Reporters Leadership Programme||2020||Nigeria||Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ)||evaluation|
|The International Encyclopedia of Gender, Media, and Communication||2020||Global||Karen Ross||book|
|Comparing Gender and Media Equality Across the Globe||2020||Global||Monika Djerf-Pierre and Maria Edström||book|
|Women’s rights online; Closing the digital gender gap for a more equal world||2020||Colombia, Ghana, Indonesia, Uganda||World Wide Web Foundation||research report|
|A woman’s got to write what a woman’s got to write: the effect of journalist’s gender on the perceived credibility of news articles||2020||Netherlands||Elena Klaas and Mark Boukes||academic article|
|Eerste resultaten Nederland Global Media Monitoring Project 2020||2020||Netherlands||Free Press Unlimited and WOMEN Inc.||research report|
|Media and Gender in Pakistan||2015||Pakistan||International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)||research report|
|Hostile Bytes; A study of online violence against women journalists||2019||Pakistan||Media Matters for Democracy||research report|
|The Stories Women Journalists Tell; Women in Media in South Asia||2014||Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka||International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)||report|
|Women’s rights: forbidden subject||2018||Global||Reporters without Borders||research report|
|The Missing Perspectives of Women in COVID-19 News||2015||India, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States of America||AKAS Ltd.||research report|
|Gender aspects of employment and career in the media sector of Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Russia and Ukraine||2020||Armenia, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine||Fojo Media Institute||research report|