Expert Group Meeting VAWJ
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: As advised, the format of the EGM has changed to an online format in response to the Covid 19 measures by both the UN, NYC at Rutgers. We will now conduct the meeting via Zoom. We thank all panellists who have agreed to present online. The Zoom details have been shared to you via email. Please let us know if you did not receive it.
The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on Violence Against Women Journalists is hosted by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership through the Journalism Initiative on Gender-Based (GBV) Violence in partnership with the Office of the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against women, its causes and consequences, the United Nations Population Fund and the International Association of Women in Radio and Television.
The EGM will be a knowledge-sharing session between heads of UN Mechanisms, heads of media organizations and entities, leading women journalists, and experts on GBV reporting. It will also highlight protection measures at the national, regional and global level for women journalists facing threats and who are at risk in their line of work.
The EGM will be held in the lead up to the proposed report focusing on violence against women journalists, by the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Dubravka Šimonović to be presented at the 44th session of the UN Human Rights Council in June 2020.
The purpose of the EGM is to facilitate a discussion among experts, media entities, and key women journalists on the status, causes and consequences of threats, discrimination and violence against women journalists worldwide. The findings from this one-day meeting and the submissions received following a call for input issued by the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women will contribute to her report on violence against women journalists.
The EGM is strictly by invitation only. Please click on buttons below for meeting information and relevant background links and documents.
Need more information? Contact Cosette Thompson at CTHOMPSON9418@msn.com
Additional Links of Interest:
- UNFPA GBV link
- UNFPA Human Rights Info
- UNFPA Gender Equality Info
- International Association of Women in Radio and Television (2017): Safety Handbook for Women Journalists
- The safety of women journalists: Breaking the cycle of silence and violence
- Truthdig (2020):Female Journalists Still Bear the Brunt of Cyberattacks
- OSCE (2016): Women Journalist’s Digital Security
- Harvard University (Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society): Online harassment of women journalists and international law: not “just” a gender issue, but a threat to democracy
- The Guardian (2016): The dark side of Guardian comments
- Columbia Journalism Review (2018): The cost of reporting while female
- Women’s Media Center (2018): Media and #MeToo: How a movement affected press coverage of sexual assault
- International Women’s Media Foundation (2018): Violence and Harassment Against Women in the News Media
- International Women’s Media Foundations (IWMF)
- International Women’s Media Foundations (2018): Attacks and Harassment
- Committee to Protect Journalists (2011): The silencing crime: Sexual violence and journalists
- Committee to Protect Journalists (2019): ‘The threats follow us home’: Survey details risks for female journalists in U.S., Canada
- Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (OAS, 2018): Women Journalists and Freedom of Expression
- International Federation of Journalists (2018): Two-thirds of women journalists suffered gender-based online attacks
- OSCE (2018): Why online attacks on female journalists are an affront to plurality, media freedom and democracy
- Equal Times (2018): The triple threat of violence facing female journalists
- Article 19: UNGA resolution calls for an end to attacks on women journalists
- Article 19: Michelle Ferrier, PhD: Tackling online violence and abuse against women journalists, what media houses can do
- Reporters Without Borders (2018): Women’s Rights, Forbidden Subject
- Reports Without Borders (2018): Online Harassment of Journalists
- Media Matters for Democracy (2018): Gendering Self-Censorship, Women Journalists and the Double Bind
- Index on Censorship (Mapping Media Freedom Project, 2019): Targeting the messenger, journalists face an onslaught of online harassment
- Media Support on Safety of Women Journalists
- UNESCO Journalism Safety Report
- WACC Global VAW in the Media