Interactive Workshop Suggests Plan of Action for Gender-sensitive Media

A media policy draft on gender equality was set out in a training workshop organized by Birzeit University Media Development Centre and concluded recently in Nablus.

This training seeks to enhance the capacity of reporters, media managers and media organizations to reduce stereotypical representation of women in media, and to mainstream gender equality considerations into their policies and practices.

Participants agreed that equality laws and policies must be developed to achieve even gender mainstreaming within Palestine’s media and communication entities.

The training courses used participatory approaches to learning where participants explored gender issues and identified  gender biased attitudes and behaviors in local media entities, then were guided through various activities in which they define and challenge the roles, responsibilities, rights and rewards that Palestine assign to men and women purely on the basis of their sex inside the newsroom.  

Media Development Centre held the training in collaboration of the Palestinian Youth Union and funded by Heinrich Böll Stiftung- Palestine.