Jamaica: Looking Out, March 2015 issue

WMW Jamaica news magazine. Vol 10 Issue 1. March 2015

Why Media Needs More Naked, Vulnerable & Brave Women

By Georgia Love

"Women uncovered, exposed and stripped down for public critique is a kind of sport and a universal pastime. If you disagree, maybe
you can explain Miss Jamaica Universe Kaci Fennell blowing up the Twittersphere, or why Minister Lisa Hanna’’s social media presence gets everyone hot and bothered. So yes, we are accustomed to seeing women in media but all the seeing rarely makes us at ease with the complexity of their lives, hungry for their perspectives or eager for their leadership."

Read more in WMW's March 2015 issue of Looking Out.


Also includes:
-Shirley Pryce - International Pioneer. On the Jamaica Household Workers Union that defends the rights of its 4,300 members, mostly women working in the home.
-Empowering women's voices, by Nadeen Spence.
-A conversation with Judith Wedderburn, WMW founder member.

More about WMW Jamaica here.

WMW Jamaica coordinates the participation of Caribbean region countries in the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP)


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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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