Preliminary results from the Global Alliance on Media and Gender’s (GAMAG)survey on gender policies in public media paint a mixed picture with many countries failing to take action to address inequality.
Among the key findings are that:
- 96% answered that their government has national gender policies and/or strategies.
- Only 26% stated that media is covered by governmental gender policies as to decision-making level of organizations.
- Only 15% of governments have budget to promote gender equality in media staffing, and 29,6% of governments in media content.
- 30% answered that policies to ensure gender balance in “Board(s) of Directors of publicly-owned media organizations” are in place.
- 37% stated there have been reviews of existing gender policies of the publicly-owned media or audiovisual regulatory body/authority within the past three years.
- 35% of governments indicated that they have mainstreamed media and gender issues by integrating media and gender in national cultural policies and programmes.
- Only in 19% of countries, publicly-owned media have developed specific programmes to raise awareness on BDPfA, and only in 23,1% of countries have on CEDAW.
- 54% of governments stated there are programmes of joint initiatives between government, women’s groups, networks, and NGOs that are active in media and gender equality issues.
More details on the findings are available here