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
|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.|
|A Glass Ceiling in the Online Age? Explaining the Underrepresentation of Women in Online Political News||2017||France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland||Humprecht, E. and Esser, F.|
|A Study of the Diversity of Newsrooms in Nepal||2017||Nepal||NEFEJ|
|More and more women give colour to community radio in Bangladesh||2017||Bangladesh||Free Press Unlimited||Rooijen, L. and de Blocq van Schelting, J.|
|Being a Female Journalist in Pakistan||2017||Pakistan||Free Press Unlimited||Vis, A.|
|Beyond the Stereotypes? Images of Boys and Girls, and their Consequences||2017||Global||Nordicom||Lemish, D. and Götz, M.|
|Baseline Study on the Working Conditions of Somali Women Journalists||2017||Somalia||Somali Women Journalists, IMS|
|Speak Up Zambia! Interim Evaluation||2017||Zambia||Free Press Unlimited||Bednar, D.|
|Can Media Interventions Reduce Gender Gaps in Political Participation after Civil War?||2017||Liberia||World Bank Group||Mvukiyehe, E.|
|Community Radio Stops Child Marriage||2017||Bangladesh||Free Press Unlimited||Brandsma, T.|