Global Alliance on Media and Gender: Join the discussion

Partners are taking part in a series of debates to operationalize the new Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG) launched in December 2013 at the UNESCO-led Global Forum on Media and Gender.

The Alliance is a multi-stakeholder group drawn from civil society organisations, media, regional communication regulatory bodies and others interested in collaborating to ensure a "systematic follow-up to the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, “Women and the Media”, and its strategic objectives:

-Strategic objective J.1: Increase the participation and access of women to  expression and decision-making in and through the media and new  technologies of communication.
-Strategic objective J.2: Promote a balanced and non-stereotyped portrayal of women in the media".[Beijing Plaform for Action, Section J]

The first set of debates focuses on the establishment of an International Steering Committee for the GAMAG, following the Framework and Plan of Action adopted at the December Forum. The Steering Committee will guide the GAMAG's preparations for the Beijing +20 Review planned for March 2015 and the Post 2015 Development Agenda. 

Join the virtual platform here to contribute to the debate and shape further thinking about our new Alliance.

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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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