Gender and media: Challenges and opportunities in the post 2015 era
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Noting that the 6th Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) shows that women “remain shockingly underrepresented” in news content around the world, UN Women Executive Director and UN Under-Secretary-General Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called for more stories that “reflect the diversity of women’s expertise and perspectives.” In a foreword to...

Sarah Macharia, co-ordinator of WACC’s Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) has underscored the importance of funding gender data building initiatives such as the GMMP and the recently launched Comparing Gender and Media Equality Across the Globe (GEM) report and dataset saying, “there’s a real risk...

Toronto — The Covid-19 pandemic did not put a damper on the 2020 Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP), Tuesday, Sept. 29, attracting thousands of volunteers from 145 countries worldwide. GMMP 2020 is the sixth in a series of extensive gender and media monitoring studies conducted every five years...

Women journalists who ethically cover stories about gender-based violence  are “human rights defenders in their own right,” and they often face challenges, including misogynistic attacks online and offline, as a result of their work, says Sarah Macharia, Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) coordinator and WACC...

Women continue to be excluded from peace and political processes, despite a UN resolution adopted nearly two decades ago, which acknowledged that armed conflicts disproportionately affect their health, safety and human rights, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres acknowledged in an open debate October 29. “Change is...