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:
IJNet published tips for reporting about sex work, as mainstream reporting bears the effects of centuries of stigmatisation towards sex work.
The Freelance Journalism Assembly, run by the European Journalism Centre, published A Freelancer’s Guide on Gender Identity. It provides guidance on how journalists can report on issues relating to gender and represent women and LGBTQI+ people in their stories.
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
|The 50:50 Project||2019||United Kingdom||BBC|
|Evaluation of the BNNRC Fellowship Programme||2018||Bangladesh||Free Press Unlimited||Bednar D. and Gorter, A.|
|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 (RSF)|
|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.|