Friday, March 9, 2018

Media is a male business

Last week Nordicom published a fact sheet that was quite revealing. The 100 largest media corporations are so lagging behind when it comes to gender equality on the top levels. Thirty corporations have no women whatsoever in their top management.
We wanted to publish these statistics in good time before CSW62, the UN Commisson on the Status of Women March 12-23.
Only 15 percent of all UN member states are collecting sex-disaggregated data on the media, so how will we ever know if there is progress or not?

This year the CSW Priority theme is challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls. The the review theme is participation in and access of women to the media, and information and communications technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women.
I will participate as a member of the official Swedish delegation from March 11-16, maybe I will meet some of you there?

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