Gender Equal Media Scotland was launched at a two-day conference, sponsored by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, which explored gendered inequalities in the news. You can hear two podcasts summarising the discussions here:
You can listen to a podcast of the day here:
Gender Equal Media Scotland continued to hold occasional events to highlight issues of women's inequality in the media. These events include film screenings, round-table discussions, and conferences which will be advertised below.
In 1972, Shirley Chisholm became the first African-American candidate for a major party's nomination for President of the United States, and the first woman to run for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination. Now almost 50 years later as we witness another US presidential election between two white men, here in Scotland we have still never seen a woman of colour elected to Holyrood.
Join Gender Equal Media Scotland for a free film screening of the documentary Chisholm '72, followed by a discussion of the media representations of women of colour involved in politics with speakers:
- Assa Samaké-Roman, journalist
- Dr Sarah Liu, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations
Free and open to all. The film will have subtitles, and if there's anything we can do to make it easier for you to attend, for example by providing BSL interpretation, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you've already seen the film, feel free to just join us from 7.30 for the discussion!
To coincide with Black History Month, GEMS are thrilled to be profiling the work of women of colour who feature on BBC's 'the Social on Wednesday 23rd October, 2019 at the University of Strathclyde.
To coincide with Black History Month, GEMS are thrilled to be hosting a screening of the award-winning documentary 'Knock Down the House', at 5.30pm on Wednesday 9th October, 2019 at the University of Strathclyde.
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.