European Women’s Lobby - EWL


EWL Beijing+20 - Fair & Equal Representation of Women in the Media in Europe

EWL Beijing+20 in May - A fair & equal representation of women in the media in Europe

[Brussels, 8 May 2015] Did you know that only 16% of photos in European newspaper show women over 45 years of age (according to the project “You can’t be what you can’t see”). In the EU, women account for only 24% of people that we hear or read about in the news. Moreover, while men are asked to speak as experts, women continue to be considered as victims or readers or watchers belonging to the general public.

In May, the European Women’s Lobby (EWL) focuses on Women and the Economy, as part of its Beijing+20 campaign. Read and share EWL’s factsheet about Women and the Media, as a part of EWL report “From words to action” with our key demands to the European Union and the Member States. Follow our website and social media to find out what we are doing this month to raise awareness on Women and the Media!

All EWL members mobilise throughout Europe to make 2015 a critical year towards the realisation of all commitments of the Beijing Platform for Action. Women and girls rights cannot wait 20 more years to enjoy their full women’s rights! Watch our members delivering EWL key messages for Beijing+20 in the video “From words to action ”.

Women and the Media in the EU - Our Demands

1995-2015: From Words to Action