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Twenty years ago in 1995, governments adopted the Platform for Action and the Beijing Declaration to advance "equality, development and peace for all women everywhere in the interest of all humanity". (Beijing Declaration, 4th UN World Conference on Women, 1995)

Section 'J' in the Platform for Action outlines two strategic objectives and 32 actions to propel women's empowerment in and through media.

What has changed in the area of women, gender and media during the past two decades? To what extent have the hopes and aspirations for equality embodied in the Platform for Action been achieved? Come aboard the Global Media Monitoring Project to help us discover.

Q-How did the Global Media Monitoring Project come into being and what has it achieved so far? A- The idea of a GMMP was conceived at the Women Empowering Communication Conference in Bangkok in 1994. It has expanded exponentially in scope and scale. Learn more here about the most recent evidence-gathering process, and the gender-disaggregated findings of who makes the news, in what capacity they make the news and much more!.
      Media monitoring and gender: A tour through the GMMP PowerPoint       PDF

Q-Why are we doing this? A-To put a spotlight on inequality in portrayal and representation of gender in news media content, to create media awareness, to build a body of critical media audiences, to develop media monitoring skills at a global level, and more!
     Media monitoring and gender: The power, the joy, the how-to. PowerPoint         PDF

Q-Where do I begin? A-Follow the monitoring guides. Observe the 5 Golden Rules of Media Monitoring. Learn how here.
    Getting ready to monitor:  PowerPoint        PDF

 

Learn how to apply the GMMP methodology

The webinar training for United Methodist Women is led by Dr. Glory Dharmaraj, author and former executive for spiritual formation and mission theology for United Methodist Women. This training covers the basics of the monitoring using print examples. - See more at: http://whomakesthenews.org/blog#sthash.HiosTERO.dpuf
The webinar training for United Methodist Women is led by Dr. Glory Dharmaraj, author and former executive for spiritual formation and mission theology for United Methodist Women. This training covers the basics of the monitoring using print examples. - See more at: http://whomakesthenews.org/blog#sthash.HiosTERO.dpuf
The webinar training for United Methodist Women is led by Dr. Glory Dharmaraj, author and former executive for spiritual formation and mission theology for United Methodist Women. This training covers the basics of the monitoring using print examples. - See more at: http://whomakesthenews.org/blog#sthash.HiosTERO.dpuf
The webinar training for United Methodist Women is led by Dr. Glory Dharmaraj, author and former executive for spiritual formation and mission theology for United Methodist Women. This training covers the basics of the monitoring using print examples. - See more at: http://whomakesthenews.org/blog#sthash.HiosTERO.dpuf
The webinar training for United Methodist Women is led by Dr. Glory Dharmaraj, author and former executive for spiritual formation and mission theology for United Methodist Women. This training covers the basics of the monitoring using print examples. - See more at: http://whomakesthenews.org/blog#sthash.HiosTERO.dpuf

The webinar training led by Dr. Glory Dharmaraj covers the basics of the monitoring using print examples. Follow the training here.

 

 


Beijing +20: In my opinion...

The most important contribution that the Beijing Platform for Action has made to advancing gender equality in and through the media is:

Setting global standards to which governments and the media can be held accountable
Bringing coherence to and greater understanding of civil society initiatives on gender, women and media
Raising the profile of work on 'women and media' as important for addressing gender inequalities in women's lived experiences.
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