Setting the Gender Agenda for Communication Policy


This publication presents a critical review of gender equality in today’s media landscape. The papers reflect the diversity of voices within GAMAG, with contributors from organisations in the global south and north that lead the debates on the international stage.



Section I. Media Policy, Structures and Employment
1. The Challenge of Mainstreaming Gender Through Media and ICT Policy and Regulation
2. Gender Equality, Policy and Media Structures
3. A Hard Ladder to Climb: Women and Power in Media Industries
4. Women in Community and Indigenous Media

Section II. Media Content and Violence Against Women
5. Addressing Gender Issues in Media Content
6. Violence Against Women in Media and Digital Contents
7. Violence Against Women Journalists – Online and Offline
8. Triple Jeopardy: A Trade Union Perspective on Gender-Based Violence against Women Journalists

Section III. Digital Media Sphere
9. A Feminist Perspective on Gender, Media and Communication Rights in Digital Times

Section IV. Media Education
10. Gender Mainstreaming in Media and Journalism Curricula

Case Studies
Case 1. The Broadcast Media Regulators: Gender Equality Drivers
Case 2. African Union of Broadcasting: Gender Integration in African media
Case 3. Sustaining Women-Led Community Media in the Pacific region; the femLINKpacific Experience




CSW2018: The holistic media and gender agenda

An analysis and key findings of the 2018 GAMAG position papers

GAMAG in collaboration with UNESCO organised a side event at the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) to discuss position papers on gender and media (see sample here)  prepared by members of the Alliance.

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  • Guy Berger, Director of Freedom of Expression and Media Development, UNESCO
  • Aimée Vega Montiel, Researcher, National Autonomous University of Mexico; Vice-President, International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) and GAMAG Interim Chair
  • Sarah Macharia, Global Media Monitoring Project, World Association of Christian Communication (WACC) and GAMAG Interim General Secretary
  • Carolyn Byerly, Professor, Howard University, USA
  • Claudia Padovani Senior Lecturer, Padova University, Italy
  • Mindy Ran, International Federation of Journalists

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Acciones GAMAG América Latina 2017

Durante el año 2017, GAMAG América Latina amplió su lista de integrantes a casi 100 personas de 12 países; abrió perfiles en redes sociales, participó en diversas actividades en diferentes países y se preparó para incidir sobre la 62 Sesión de la Comisión para la Condición Jurídica y Social de la Mujer de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas (CSW62).
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