EUROPE: Petition to Strengthen Laws Against Sexism in the Media

The petition was launched by the Women's European Coalition Against Media Sexism, a coalition of three European women’s organisations set up with the specific aim of bringing an end to sexism in the media and advertising: DonneinQuota in Italy, Object in the U.K. and Les Chiennes de garde in France.

The petition reads:

"We ask the European Union to strengthen its laws against sexism in the media in line with the views of the European Parliament ( 2008/2038; 2010/1751; 2012/2116) and treat sexism in the same way as racism or xenophobia.

The media have a great responsibility in promoting equality between women and men. For too long, the representations of women have been misused by the media advertising; we continue, as people working for equality, to fight against stereotypes. More and more often and louder, we say NO to sexist advertising!"

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19/06/15 | Advocacy | (0) Comments

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

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