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Tackling the Underrepresentation of Women in Media
by Aneeta Rattan, Siri Chilazi, Oriane Georgeac, and Iris Bohnet
June 06, 2019
Around the world, women are far less likely than men to be seen in the media. As subjects of stories, women only appear in a quarter of television, radio, and print news. In a 2015 report, women made up a mere 19% of experts featured in news stories and 37% of reporters telling stories globally. As behavioral scientists studying women’s underrepresentation in the workplace, we know that this gender-imbalanced picture of society can reinforce and perpetuate harmful gender stereotypes. It is clear that the media must change how it reflects the world – but who can change media itself?
We have created a facebook page for Platform users to connect with other like minded women in the media sector where they can have open discussions, share files, videos and other resources.
To provide added extra support to we have created a MENTORS DATABASE that aims to bring on board volunteers who are more experienced, or more knowledgeable, individuals to help guide less experienced or less knowledgeable young women looking to enter/progress through the media industry.
If you are interested in having your details added to the database
Delphine Gleize - France
At the age of forty, French director Delphine Gleize has built a successful career as a screenwriter and director. Moving from fiction to documentary, from writing to directing, she says she has never suffered from being a woman in the world of cinema. Storytelling.
Rinio Dragasaki - Greece
What made you decide to become a filmmaker? Like many other things I have done in my life, instinct led me to that decision in a kind of a magical way. At film school I went directly after high school. I was 17,5 years old.
The Global Media Monitoring Project (GMMP) is a worldwide media monitoring, research and advocacy project implemented collaboratively with women’s rights organizations, grassroots groups, media associations, faith-based / interfaith organizations, university students and researchers across the world.