Combating violence against women journalists

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences
6 May 2020
"Pursuant to Human Rights Council resolution 41/17, the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović, has prepared a report on violence against women journalists. In her report, the Special Rapporteur aims to build on the existing human rights standards and to offer a more holistic approach to addressing the specific challenges faced by women journalists, as well as their causes, and to provide recommendations to States and other stakeholders on how to tackle those issues. As such, the Special Rapporteur seeks to lay the foundation for States to establish an appropriate human rights framework, including through the development of policies or strategies to ensure the protection of women journalists".

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The Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG) contributed to the report through interventions in an experts meeting with the Rapporteur and submission of country reports developed by GAMAG members in Asia, Europe and Latin America

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Advancing gender equality in media

In my opinion, the most effective strategy to achieve gender-sensitive media is:

Increased gender-awareness training of media professionals
Greater action by audiences to hold their media accountable
Stricter enforcement of gender-focussed media codes and policies
More female journalists, editors and media house managers



#MeToo #TimesUp

In my view, society is less tolerant of sexist stereotypes in the media now than three years ago.

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