Community radio in Central America: what’s in it for women?

Author:Louise Morris
Source: Women's rights, social inclusion and the media
Date published: 20 December, 2013


"The women’s movement has been historically critical of mass media, blaming it for reinforcing discrimination against women in society and gender stereotypes".

Using case studies from Central America, this article highlights how alternative media provide a space for women’s voices, rights and empowerment, at the same time, many women still face limits to accessing media and participating in producing media content.

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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


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