Welcome to the INSTRAW LIBRARY, a compilation of around 600 publications produced by the former UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW), which served as the leading UN institute devoted to research, training and knowledge management to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment. INSTRAW, along with DAW, OSAGI and UNIFEM, came together in 2010 to establish the present UN Women.

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The Legacy of INSTRAW

In addition to the INSTRAW Library, the UN Women Training Centre presents the publication “The legacy of INSTRAW in promoting the rights of women. A historical record of the Institute between 1976 and 2010”, which intends to pay tribute to the story of INSTRAW as well as to the women’s movements and governments which supported it.

ID: 1995-T-COM-GLO
Reference: Burns, D. (1995). Content Discontent: Towards a Fair Portrayal of Women in the Media. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: INSTRAW.
Year: 1995
Description: The handbook aims at contributing to a more gender-sensitive media. It presents arguments and issues concerning the power of the media and the misrepresentation of women in it. It also offers practical suggestions on how a fairer portrayal of women might be achieved. The handbook provides checklists designed to help people working in such areas as news and current affairs, sports and entertainment as well as media programming and decision-making, to be more aware of the gender bias in their use of language and images. It also provides recommendations on how to improve the portrayal of women's participation in the media, especially in decision making processes and management.
Instraw's Mandate: Training
Theme: Communication
Keywords: Media, Gender Biases, Checklists
Geographic Area: Global
Languages: English
Type of Product: Handbook
Disponibility: Printed
LinkToFile: PDF FILE