Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States
Women and the media — advancing gender equality in decision-making in media organisations : main findings
This publication summarises the findings of the report ’Advancing gender equality in decision-making in media organisations. Review of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action in the EU Member States’. The report explores the extent to which women occupy decision-making positions across a sample of media organisations (99 in total) in the 27 EU Member States and Croatia. It also analyses the extent to which these media organisations have developed internal gender equality policies and monitoring mechanisms, or implement specific initiatives to support women’s career advancement... within the sector. Various studies on women’s career development show a positive link between policies developed within media organisations to promote gender equality and the proportion of women in decision-making roles, providing a rationale for looking at both these elements together. The report also draws on some of the testimonies provided by senior women media practitioners on what helps and what hinders women’s career prospects in the media sector. Based on the findings of the analysis, three indicators are proposed to monitor the progress of gender equality in decision-making in media organisations in the EU and Croatia.