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.
Explore the following topics:
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
|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.|