GAMAG’s submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women in contribution to the report to be presented to the UN Human Rights Council in June 2020.
Gender-based violence against women journalists has increased dramatically, both offline and online. These professionals face more barriers to performing their professional roles in safe conditions. Slow progress has been made by governments and news media industries to guarantee safety conditions for women journalists. Most of the progressive actions to address this widespread problem have been achieved by themselves, non-governmental organizations, and scholars.
This compilation of reports by GAMAG members provides a picture of the situation in Asia, Europe and Latin America. The reports discuss the structural conditions enabling gender-based violence against women journalists, explore how such violence affects the collective right to freedom of expression, and the responses from civil society and women journalists.