Collection of methods, tools and good practices in the field of women and the media : summary report
This report is based on a study commissioned by the European Institute for Gender Equality on 'Methods, tools and good practices in the field of women in the media'. The study lasted from August 2012 until May 2013. Several activities have been implemented as part of the study. The study reviewed relevant policies and literature in the field. A mapping of stakeholders working in the field of women and the media at institutional level and at organisational level was carried out. An online survey of 166 stakeholders was conducted. The mapping exercise and survey enabled the collection of methods and tools used to increase and improve the participation of women in expression as well as in decision-making within media companies. The mapped tools include monitoring, self-regulation, awareness- raising and gender training initiatives. Qualitative criteria for the identification and assessment of good practices in the area of women and the media were developed. The practices identified as having potential were shared and assessed in a consultation meeting that gathered experts and professionals in the field and that selected 14 good practices.