De problemen met afwezigheid van vrouwen in de media en de manier waarop zij vaak worden aangesproken is groot. Ik wil jullie aandacht vestigen op de oproep van UNESCO.
In 2012, UNESCO published its first Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media (GSIM) to “contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through media of all forms, irrespective of the technology used”. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) is in charge of revising the indicators and has launched an online survey to evaluate users’ understanding of the indicators.
Through a short survey, the IFJ would like to assess how the indicators have been used and collect recommendations for strengthening their implementation in the future and reinforcing gender equality in the media.
Please take action:
– You can respond to the online survey by 11 March. It takes 5 minutes!
- Please share the link to the survey and description widely with your colleagues – be them media workers, unionists, press councils, regulatory authorities.
Knowledge of the indicators is not a criteria for responding, although you may want to refer your colleagues to the indicators’ page in case they wish to know more.
Finally, if you have used other guidelines or indicators on gender and media in your work, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org – I’m part of the IFJ research team conducting the review and we will highlight relevant experiences.
Thank you and kind regards,