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Women and the Media

HUMANITY Women and the Media THE BEIING FOR ACTION EMPOWERING EXTRA, EXTRA! NEWS Stories reinforcing gender stereotypes 46% PRINT, RADIO & TELEVISION Stories highlighting gender equality issues Only around FAR FROM EQUAL 1 in 4 73% people heard or read about in news are women. 27% Women only hold 27% of top management jobs in media organizations. Based on a study of 522 news media agencies in 59 countries. Based on data from 108 countries. SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD POPULATION PEOPLE ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS Give us a shout out! UN Women, Beijing20 Over Around Around 7 Billion 3 Billion 2 Billion SMS That's only 40% of the population! people active accounts (not unique users) in a Roughly of social media users SMS HALF are women. SMS @ ONLINE ABUSE The Internet is a transformative platform for social change. Yet misogyny and abuse are rife online. For instance, in the U.S., 26% of young women aged 18-24 have been stalked online; 25% were targets of online sexual harassment. FEMINIST HASHTAGS Social media is a sounding #WomenShould #HeForShe horn for the feminist movement. Here are select #WhylStayed #BringBackOurGirls hashtags that have added #YesAllWomen #EverydaySexism to global conversations on gender inequality. ENTERTAINMENT FILMMAKERS SPEAKING ROLES PROTAGONISTS 79% 21% 31% of speaking roles are held 23% of films feature a female Male Female by women. protagonist. Based on a study of 120 popular films across 11 countries. HUMANITY, #Beijing20 8* @UN_Women THE BEIJING PLATFORM FOR ACTION TURNS 20 EMPOWERING Sources UN WOMEN EE Global Media Monitoring Global Report: Who Makes the News?, 2010 (women's presence in the news); Global Report on the Status of Women in the News Media, International Women's Media Foundation, 2011 (top management); United Nations Population Fund (population); The World in 2014, ITU (connected online); We Are Social, January 2015 update (social media accounts); UN Secretary-General's Report E/CN.6/2015/3 (social media); Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, UN Women, The Rockefeller Foundation, University of Southern California, 2014 (entertainment). PICTURE IT EMPOWERING PICTURE IT! EMPOWERING

Women and the Media

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