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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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
|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.|
|Evaluation Gender Media Monitoring Project in the Democratic Republic of Congo||2016||Democratic Republic of Congo||Free Press Unlimited||Douma, N.|
|Gender in the Myanmar Media Landscape||2016||Myanmar||Fojo Media Institute||Handunnetti, D. and Phyu Phyu Lin, N.|
|Mrs. Project Evaluation||2016||Egypt, Iraq, Turkey||UBORA|
|Turn Up the Volume: Empowering Women Through Media||2016||Global||BBC Media Action||Casserly, J.|
|The Right of Access to Information: Exploring Gender Inequities||2016||Global||Institute of Development Studies (IDS)||Neuman, L.|
|Global Media Monitoring Project 2015||2015||Global||WACC||Macharia, S.|
|Country Report: Censored Gender in Myanmar||2015||Myanmar||ARTICLE 19|
|Media and Gender in Pakistan||2015||Pakistan||International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)|
|Making Waves: Media’s Potential for Girls in the Global South||2014||Global||BBC Media Action||Sugg, C.|
|Violence and Harassment against Women in the News Media: A Global Picture||2014||Global||International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF)||Barton, A. and Storm, H.|
|The Stories Women Journalists Tell; Women in Media in South Asia||2014||Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka||International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)||Seshu, G.|