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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In the light of the COVID-19 crisis, you can find an overview of gendered impacts of the pandemic and how this relates to media on our new page.

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
Girls’ Attitudes Survey 2018 United Kingdom Girlsguiding
WINning strategies:Creating Stronger News Media Organizations by Increasing Gender Diversity 2018 Botswana, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Germany, India, Jordan, South Africa, United Kingdom, Zimbabwe WAN-IFRA Foster, M. and Gibbons, S.
Jeune S3 Mid-Term Review Report 2018 Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo Jeune S3 Consortium Steering Committee Jeune S3
Attacks and Harassment: The Impact on Female Journalists and Their Reporting 2018 Global International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Ferrier, M.
Media4Democracy – Developing Technical Assistance Packages for EU Delegations 2018 Global Free Press Unlimited
Online safety for female journalists in Pakistan 2018 Pakistan Free Press Unlimited
Women’s rights: forbidden subject 2018 Global Reporters without Borders
Men in 14 countries stand up for women in the media 2018 Global Free Press Unlimited
Quarterly Reports – Journalism in the Making: Analysing the Content of Emerging Syrian Media 2018 Syria Free Press Unlimited
Gender Equality in the Media Sector 2018 Austria, Malta, Sweden, United Kingdom European Parliament McCracken, K. et al.
Righting Gender Wrongs: A Study of Law Enforcement Responses to Online Violence Against Women 2018 India IT for Change
Save the Date: Final Evaluation Report 2018 Nepal Amigó, A.F.