Section 5: Bibliography & Resources

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{emailcloak=off}Below is a brief list of resourcesthat provide information on gender and media issues. We hope that thiswill be useful in raising awareness of the gender and media researchand advocacy that is already happening around the world as well as inhelping you to develop your own knowledge as you plan your Who Makes the News? Campaign activities.

Please note that this is not an exhaustive list of all availablematerials and any suggestions you are able to offer regardingadditional resources are very welcome. If you have any queries or needfurther assistance finding additional resources, please contact WACC

International Declarations and Conventions:

1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action: Section J

“The continued projection of negative and degrading images of womenin media communications – electronic, print, visual and audio – must bechanged. Print and electronic media in most countries do not provide abalanced picture of women’s diverse lives and contributions to societyin a changing world. In addition, violent and degrading or pornographicmedia products are also negatively affecting women and theirparticipation in society. Programming that reinforces women’straditional roles can be equally limiting. The world-wide trend towardsconsumerism has created a climate in which advertisements andcommercial messages often portray women primarily as consumers andtarget girls and women of all ages inappropriately.”

1999 Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women

2000 Millennium Declaration

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Beijing +20: In my opinion...

The most important contribution that the Beijing Platform for Action has made to advancing gender equality in and through the media is:

Setting global standards to which governments and the media can be held accountable
Bringing coherence to and greater understanding of civil society initiatives on gender, women and media
Raising the profile of work on 'women and media' as important for addressing gender inequalities in women's lived experiences.

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