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
|Survey COVID-19 and Women Journalists||2020||Global||International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)|
|Media Pluralism Monitor 2020||2020||Albania, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Eastern Europe, Estonia, Europe, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, United Kingdom||Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF), European University Insitute||Brogi, E. et al.|
|Online violence Against Women Journalists: A Global Snapshot of Incidence and Impacts||2020||Global||UNESCO and the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)||Posetti, J. et al.|
|Media Pluralism Monitor 2020: Hungary country report||2020||Hungary||Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom, European University Insitute|
|Calling for Coalitions: A Look at Successful Media and Advocacy Partnerships||2020||Kenya, Nigeria, Peru, South Africa||Columbia University||Chen, Y., Francois, G., Guatam, R., Kedia, S., Meza, M., Song, M., Truitt, J., Wymer, E.|
|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|
|Videos smashing gender stereotypes go viral in Mali||2019||Mali||Free Press Unlimited|
|Hostile Bytes; A study of online violence against women journalists||2019||Pakistan||Media Matters for Democracy||Kamran, H.|
|Representatie van Mannen en Vrouwen in Nederlandse Non-fictie Televisieprogramma’s (Gender Representation in Dutch Non-fiction Television Programmes)||2019||Netherlands||Commissariaat voor de media|
|Rewrite Her Story: How Film and Media Stereotypes Affect the Lives and Leadership Ambitions of Girls and Young Women||2019||Global||Plan international, Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media|
|How our partners help women in media reach the top||2019||Mali, Nigeria, Somalia||Free Press Unlimited|
|Nigeria: A mentorship programme for journalists in Borno ‘broadens their horizon’||2019||Nigeria||Free Press Unlimited|