The annual Scottish Student Journalism Awards offer student journalists across Scotland a chance to showcase their work. On 30 May 2019, GEMS joined the SSJA at their awards ceremony for a night of celebration of Scottish student journalism.
This year, GEMS were thrilled to sponsor an award that looked to highlight the importance of treating women equally - as employees, as contributors and as subjects of media attention - to a new generation of journalists.
The 2019 GEMS award was presented by MP Mhairi Black to Laura Webster (Glasgow Caledonian University), for her excellent article on Category is Books: The queer bookshop helping Glasgow's LGBTQ community.
Friday 22 March, 2019
Gender Equal Media Scotland, in association with Strathclyde Student Union, the Equality & Diversity Service, and Equally Safe @ Strathclyde, will be hosting Zero Tolerance’s powerful Violence Unseen exhibition. The event will take place at the Scottish Universities Insight Institute at the University of Strathclyde.
This photography exhibition explores forms of violence against women that are still misunderstood, hidden and unacknowledged by mainstream society. Alongside the exhibition, we hosted a workshop to explore ‘The News as It Should Be’ and a panel discussion and Q&A. You can read our blog post about the workshop here, and hear from some of our contributors here.
February 21, 2019, 17.30 – 19.30
Central Halls, Edinburgh
About the event
Luke Hart, along with his brother Ryan, is a leading voice in the fight for an end to men's violence against women, following the devastating murder of his mother Claire and sister Charlotte in 2016.
Dani Garavelli's brave and insightful reporting on issues of violence against women has seen her win awards including this year's inaugural Nicola Barry Award at the Scottish Press Awards.
Engender, Scottish Women's Aid, Zero Tolerance and Gender Equal Media Scotland hosted this unique opportunity to hear Luke and Dani in conversation as they discussed the power of the media to effect change, and how we can challenge men's violence against women.
Too often in media, on stage and online the experiences of Muslim women are absent, rarely do we see or hear Muslim women leading debate; whether that is a discussion on their lived experiences of racism, Islamophobia or sexism, or an area of their expertise; law, business, politics, education, health, to name but a few.
This workshop is to support Muslim women to be leading voices by providing training on dealing with media and public speaking. The half day free training will be delivered by Talat Yaqoob* and will be interactive and give women confidence and skills in sharing their views and telling their stories.
On 6th of June, a project led by Strathclyde University brought together academics, journalists, editors and representatives from women’s rights and campaigning organisations to discuss what is known about women’s representation in national and local media in Scotland; and identify the specific challenges and opportunities facing women’s organisations in their dealings with national and local media.
Listen to a podcast summarising the discussion here: