UK: Action against media sexism

Source: End Violence Against Women, a UK-wide coalition that campaigns for action to end all forms of violence against women and girls in the UK

Download the coalition's Submission to the Editor's Code of Practice Consultation here"

"There is a groundswell of opinion that our 'old' and 'new' media alike are awash with both unconscious sexist reporting and outright misogynistic content.

Our members believe this abuse of women in our culture is directly related to the harm many women suffer. The Head of the CPS in London has said, for example, that the media portrayal of rape is hindering attempts to make women feel safer about reporting it to the police."

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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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