"It is essential to promote forms of communication that not only challenge the patriarchal nature of media but strive to decentralise and democratise them: to create media that encourage dialogue and debate; media that advance women and peoples' creativity [...] Media which are responsive to people's needs". (The Bangkok Declaration, 1994) This blog seeks to encourage a critical engagement with questions about the gender dimensions of print, broadcast and digital media policy and practice. The posts highlight news, events, analyses and information from around the world in an effort to spur gender-focussed debate and action.
A WACC partner project by LGBT*IQA Association Okvir to develop an archive of LGBTQ struggles in the Balkans during the 1990s-2016 war and post-conflict years. Bringing visibility to the stories of survival of LGBT*IQA persons and refugees.
An innovative recently released short film by the personal grooming company Gillette that seeks to challenge gender stereotypes in advertising is drawing mixed reactions.Read More
“What Gets Measured Gets Done” #WGMGD campaign aims to bridge the gender gap in news and information media by 2025.Read More
The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Dubravka Šimonović is seeking input on good law practices regulating violence against women and sexual harassment online.Read More
The Global Media Information and Literacy week organized by UNESCO from October 25 to November 1, 2017, will consider how “ways of learning in information environments” can be re-imagined in the "so-called post-truth" era.Read More
The Indian Express newspaper's month-long campaign featuring gender-focused news stories designed to challenge gender stereotypes and give women and sexual minorities a fair share in news coverage.Read More
Update on project“Women in Palestinian Media” implemented by Women and Media Development (TAM) to increase visibility of women in media on issues concerning peace, conflict and security.Read More
Reflections by Jennifer Lee, U.S. Feminist Filmmaker and International Ambassador of the Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP)Read More