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
|Turn Up the Volume: Empowering Women Through Media||2016||Global||BBC Media Action||briefing|
|Women and Leadership in the News Media 2020: Evidence from Ten Markets||2020||Brazil, Finland, Germany, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, South Korea, United Kingdom||Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism||briefing|
|Beyond the Stereotypes? Images of Boys and Girls, and their Consequences||2017||Global||Nordicom||academic paper|
|Violence and Harassment against Women in the News Media: A Global Picture||2014||Global||IWMF||report|
|Attacks and Harassment: The Impact on Female Journalists and Their Reporting||2018||Global||IWMF||report|
|Global Report on the Status of Women in News Media||2011||Global||IWMF||report|
|Global Media Monitoring Project 2015||2015||Global||WACC||report|
|The Routledge Companion to Media and Gender||2014||Global||Carter C. et al.||book|
|The Safety of Women Journalists: Breaking the Cycle of Silence and Violence||2019||Afghanistan, Colombia, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia||International Media Support (IMS)||report|
|Evaluation Gender Media Monitoring Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo||2016||Democratic Republic of Congo||Free Press Unlimited||evaluation|
|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||case study/ies|
|Save the Date: Final Evaluation Report||2018||Nepal||Amigó, A.F.||evaluation|