NUJ Scotland was at Zero Tolerance’s launch of The Write to End Violence Against Women Pledge, a charter for best practice in the reporting of violence against women and girls.
Fiona Davidson, women’s project worker on the NUJ’s Stronger Voice for Women in the Media Project previewed early results of the NUJ Scotland survey on equality in the media.
The project, funded through the STUC to strengthen women’s representation in the media, revealed how equal pay, working hours, lack of advancement and promotion opportunities, inappropriate comments were the main complaints about discrimination suffered by women. The project aims to ensure fair work for women in journalism including an effective voice, opportunity, job security, career fulfillment and respect.
Full results of the survey will be revealed at an event in Glasgow on 19 April at the University of Strathclyde (6-9pm) with speakers on women’s representation in the media and women journalists talking about their personal experiences. Sign up here. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/stronger-voice-for-women-tickets-33394987306
The fifth year of the Write to End Violence Against Women awards was also launched, supported by NUJ Scotland. Closing date is 30 September. See here for more information. https://writetoendvaw.com/how-to-enter/
The pledge outlines a charter for best practice in the reporting of violence against women and girls which includes training and support from Zero Tolerance and responsible sensitive coverage by the media treating survivors of abuse and violence with respect for their experience, dignity and safety. See the pledge here http://www.zerotolerance.org.uk/resources/write-end-violence-against-women-pledge?destination=node%2F333