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To: South African Media and Entertainment Practitioners - Editors, Journalists, Radio and TV Hosts, Station Managers, Scriptwriters, Directors, Producers and Technical Crew

Statement of Commitment for Gender Equality in SA media

Statement of Commitment for Gender Equality in SA media

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UN women and GIZ urge you to sign up NOW to support change in the South African news media and entertainment industry

Why is this important?

Join the movement and support change in the South African news media and entertainment industry.

Sign the Statement of Commitment for Gender Equality in SA media and pledge your commitment to:

*Gender-Sensitive Reporting – including commitments around language, voices and coverage in news media, especially relating to GBV.

*Un-stereotyping Entertainment and Storytelling – including commitments around writing, producing and commissioning of stories that can positively affect norms and challenge stereotypes of gender, masculinity and relationships.

*Creating a Safe and Equal Space “Behind the Scenes” – including commitments to promote safety and equality in the production environment, on set, in the studio and in the newsrooms.

More information on the Statement of Commitment and the Step It Up project at: https://partnershipsforprevention.org/step-it-up

Download the full Statement of Commitment for Gender Equality in SA Media at: https://partnershipsforprevention.org/downloads/statement_commitment_gender_equality_sa_media.pdf

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[1] Gender Links, 2019. Gender, Diversity and GBV in South African Television: https://partnershipsforprevention.org/resource-view/gender-diversity-and-gbv-in-south-african-television-8

[2] Ibid as well as: Gender Links, 2018. Glass Ceiling: Women in South African Media Houses; Media Monitoring Africa. Various articles under Gender and the Media; the NFVF and SWIFT, 2018. Gender Matters in the South African Film Industry; and SWIFT, 2018. A SWIFT Mission: Tackling the Gender Disparities in South Africa’s film and television industry.


Reasons for signing

  • I stand firmly in support for stopping GBV✊
  • We should call for accountability and transparency with regards to GBV across all sectors.
  • It needs to be stopped, together we can

Updates

2020-10-25 07:16:28 +0200

100 signatures reached

2020-10-08 11:05:46 +0200

50 signatures reached

2020-08-26 17:02:13 +0200

25 signatures reached

2020-08-21 16:44:49 +0200

10 signatures reached