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Gender and Media


The Gender and Media section of the Euromed Women’s Rights website aims to provide a forum for

discussion on gender and the media and how this relates to gender equality and women’s economic empowerment in particular. 

In most parts of the world, the media promote and perpetuate limited and biased conceptualisations of women that reinforce gender inequality, impeding the fulfilment of women’s rights and empowerment.  Furthermore, media resources do not include discussion and debate on a wide range of gender related issues such as violence against women, women in economic life, and sexuality, nor a wide range of voices, ideas, and positions on them.

Media resources shape our understandings and guide our individual actions and activities as well as influence collective decision-making processes and policy formation in the public and political spheres.  Thus, the media can also play a powerful role in brining about social change.

This section aims to provide an online database of gender and media materials and resources for civil society activists, journalists, students, scholars, policy makers and others to promote gender equality in the media, challenge negative portrayals of women and promote gender sensitive journalism, and open spaces for discussion and debate on issues affecting women.  These include tools and methods for the development of gender and media activities and projects, training materials, resources for media monitoring and research, and links to relevant websites including gender and media organisations.  









Last updated: October 10, 2007
This publication has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication is the sole responsibility of the British Council and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.