Gender in the media

Female community radio journalist in Bangladesh

Gender in the media

Gender equality in and through the media is essential in achieving our goal: journalists function as change agents and contribute to a diverse and professional media landscape.

Gender Equality Champions

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Media4Women Gender Equality Champion: Nanu Khadka

Nanu Khadka investigates how the biggest national and local media portray women and helps them move towards greater gender equality.

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Media4Women Gender Equality Champion: Wilton Castillo

As a photojournalist in El Salvador, Wilton Castillo is continuously making an effort to work towards more gender equality.

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Media4Women Gender Equality Champion: Yemisi Akinbobola

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Media4Women Gender Equality Champion: Yemisi Akinbobola

Yemisi Akinbobola is co-founder of a growing network that aims to inspire, support and empower African women working in the media worldwide. 

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Media4Women Gender Equality Champion: Bahia Tahzib-Lie

We all need role models, also in the media, to inspire and encourage us in our personal and professional development.

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Gender Equality Champions

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Media4Women Gender Equality Champion: Madeleijn van den Nieuwenhuizen

With her popular media-critical Instagram account @zeikschrift, Madeleijn van den Nieuwenhuizen denounces gender stereotyping and inequality.

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Media4Women Gender Equality Champion: Angela Henshall

"The media has a big role to play in terms of promoting gender equality."

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Media4Women Gender Equality Champion: Isabelle Diks

“I decided to participate in Media4Women because I believe it is of the utmost importance that women are well represented."

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Our work on gender equality

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Gender in the media projects

  • Online safety for female journalists in Pakistan

  • Congolese women UCOFEM

    Improving the representation of Congolese women in the media

  • Female journalists make a stand for neglected groups in Indonesia

'It's important that we analyse why women are less represented in decision making positions and come up with interventions to create equal opportunities for women.' 

Leon Willems, director of Free Press Unlimited