Reporting Gender Based Violence
A Handbook for Journalists

http://www.ips.org/mdg3/GBV_Africa_LOWRES.pdf

Publisher:  Inter Press Service (IPS)
Date Written:  28/12/2009
Year Published:  2009  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX11651

Violence Against Women has presented particular challenges to the media and to society because of the way it has been consigned to the "private" sphere -- dampening public discussion and stifling media debate. Yet, the media has the potential to play a lead role in changing perceptions that, in turn, can help galvanize a movement for change. This toolkit seeks to help reporters and news managers grapple with the challenge of reporting gender based violence is a way that doe snot perpetuate gender stereotypes but informs and encourages public debate.

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