Gender equality in journalism and trade unionism is a central concern of the International Federation of Journalists.
A conference on gender equality attended by women from the IFJ member unions in the five continents was held in Seoul, Korea, in 2001, on the day preceding the XXIV World Congress of the IFJ.
The conference based its works on the results of the survey that the IFJ Secretariat had carried out among its membership, titled "Equality for Quality: Setting Standards for Women in Journalism".Read more
In late May, Russian media were full of reports about Luiza Goylabiyeva, a 17-year-old Chechen girl who was reported to have been forced to marry a 46-year-old police colonel who already had a wife. The incident caused a public outcry, which was further exacerbated by Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov welcoming the match and by children’s rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov, who rejected journalists’ appeals to interfere in the situation, saying: “We do not defend people by force.”Read more
Women's Media Center
Women's Media Center
Over the past few years, there's been an ongoing (and much needed) conversation about diversity in journalism. Mainly, there's just not enough diversity in the field (Vox isn't a stranger to this conversation). When it comes to topics like the racial tension in Ferguson or Caitlyn Jenner coming out, it's valuable to both readers and news organizations for people who have a deep understanding of these issues to be the ones writing about them.Read more
The European Human Rights Advocacy Centre (EHRAC) is inviting applications from Russian speakers for a four-month internship placement (2-3 days per week). EHRAC is based within the School of Law at Middlesex University and operates as a non-governmental organisation (NGO).Read more
On 16-17 April 2015 the National Democratic Institute hosted the inaugural cross-regional forum on Women’s Leadership in Central and Eastern Europe and Eurasia, made possible with the financial support of USAID and in cooperation with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. The forum gathered more than 60 women from 15 countries representing not only the political arena and decision-making bodies, but also representatives of civil society groups, business and media that work on advancing women’s political participation. The primary purpose of the Forum was to establish a foundation for inter-regional exchanges and to identify main interest areas and key priority for the participants.Read more
UNESCO-supported Report on Violence and Harassment against Women in the News Media launched in Beijing (English)
The UNESCO Chair on Media and Gender launched the Chinese translation of the Report on Violence and Harassment against Women in the News Media: A Global Picture at a seminar focusing on gender equality and media’s responsibility, on 20 March 2015 at the China Women’s University in Beijing. More than 60 experts and scholars from gender and media studies, including the co-author of the Report as well as media professionals, joined the seminar.Read more
n a move to promote gender equality in and through the media, as central to the Post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals, UNESCO and UN Women co-host a side event on gender and media at the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.
Several decades of research have clearly shown that, despite some improvement, women remain consistently underrepresented in media staffing at all levels, including in executive decision making, and misrepresented in media content.
Director-General of UNESCO, in her message on the International Women’s Day, stated “2015 is the year to review achievements and look to the challenges that remain, as well as to untapped potential and opportunities. This is especially important as States shape a new global sustainable development agenda.”Read more