Supporting Gender Mainstreaming & Pluralism in Media

Women In Media

Pakistan’s legacy media reflects the society’s patriarchal nature and religious majoritarianism through a predominantly male worldview in its coverage of public issues and often excludes inclusive perspectives. The online spaces allow better opportunities for women and religious minorities for public participation, but these openings are endangered by new threats, such as online abuse and hate campaigns. Freedom Network assists organized and sustained efforts necessary to promote affirmative and plural cultures in both legacy and online media, through the following:

Gender audit of media development efforts

Freedom Network, first organization to have volunteered itself for gender audit, conducts gender and pluralism audits of both its own media development programmes as well as the work of its media partners to encourage diversity-friendly media practices.

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