27 Jan 2012 Argentina: Media, Gender Justice and Communication Rights
Equipo Latinoamericano de Justicia y Género (ELA), Argentina
The aim of the Latin-American Gender Justice Team (ELA) is to improve the social, political and economic situation of women. Composed of prominent female lawyers and sociologists, it serves as a bridge between generations working on legal matters and public policy. ELA has identified the absence of an emphasis on rights on the part of print media when they address themes that directly affect the lives of women, leading to the reproduction of gender stereotypes. The aim of this project is to improve mass media commitment to gender balance by developing a manual for journalists, which will be widely distributed and placed in the libraries of communication and journalism training centres, together with an Internet web page focusing on women’s rights and news analysis from a gender perspective. Awareness-building and discussion workshops will be held for journalists, students, and members of the judiciary’s own news agency in order to build bridges between the justice and media spheres. The project will take place in Argentina, however ELA will use its linkages with institutions in other countries in the region to disseminate the project’s methodology, findings and achievements.
Contact: Sra Natalia Gherardi
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