Gender Equality Commission - Gender equality and media (2015)
Handbook on the implementation of Recommendation CM/Rec(2013)1 of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe on gender equality and media
Despite the progress of gender equality in Europe, the participation of women in media processes is still lagging alarmingly. On both the internal front, in access to decision-making posts and improved working conditions within media companies, and the external front, in media content, women are the victims of a continuing lack of representation. This not only deprives most of them of equal treatment and opportunities, but also adds to the impression among the general public that they are still tied to their traditional roles despite their increasingly tangible contribution to Europe’s economic and political life.
Are the media just a mirror of society and of the under-representation from which women suffer at many levels?
PART 1 – GENDER EQUALITY IN THE MEDIA – THE CURRENT SITUATION
PART II – IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 16 MEASURES SET OUT IN COUNCIL OF EUROPE RECOMMENDATION REC(2013)1
PART III – CHALLENGES TO BE MET WHEN APPLYING THE RECOMMENDED MEASURES
APPENDIX 1 – RECOMMENDATION CM/REC(2013)1 ON GENDER EQUALITY AND MEDIA
APPENDIX 2 – BIBLIOGRAPHY 53