Reporting Gender Based Violence
A Handbook for Journalists
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.