The Journalism Initiative on Gender-Based Violence (JiG) of the Center for Women's Global Leadership works to shift the global narrative toward better reporting on violence against women.
Why We Exist
Gender-based violence happens in every country. A third of women globally will experience violence, and those rates increase for women with intersecting vulnerabilities. Harmful gender stereotypes in the media reduce accountability and create the impression that gender-based violence is normal and permissible.
The Journalism Initiative on Gender-Based Violence works with the media, Schools of Journalism, and independent journalists to shift this narrative, strengthen reporting, and end gender-based violence for good.
Our work has four thematic objectives:
-Increase the global standard of reporting on gender-based violence to reduce its prevalence globally
-Advocate for a survivor-centered and survivor-led approach to reporting on gender-based violence
-Highlight and assist women journalists at risk because of their reporting on gender-based violence
-Facilitate connections and the sharing of best practices between journalists reporting on gender-based violence globally
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