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Research and resources

Research and resources

Here you'll find research and resources relating to gender equality in the media.

We know it can be difficult to quickly and reliably access required information on this subject, and often the most recent or relevant research may be behind a paywall. While we build this resource, please get in touch if there is any research or resources you're having trouble accessing and we will do our best to help.

You may also be interested in our free online course on Gender Representation in the Media.

We've arranged these resources according to core themes, which will hopefully help you find what your looking for! But first...

If you're a journalist looking for a woman expert, try these databases:


  • F-List of UK Female Musicians: Database of women musicians in the UK, designed for promoters, festival bookers, commissioners and journalists.
  • Pass The Mic: An online database of women of colour experts in Scotland.


  • Foreign Policy Interrupted: International platform to help journalists find women experts in foreign policy, including a database of experts, training resources, and spotlight features.
  • SheSource: US-based online database of media-experienced women experts who the Women's Media Center connect to journalists, bookers and producers

You may also want to check our Quick Links for Journalists page, which has a summary of media guidelines and free to use images for reporting on sensitive issues including: abortion, sexual assault, and violence against women.

If you know of research, initiatives, or resources which should feature here, please email us.


Media Monitoring

Employment in Media and the Creative Industries



Sexualisation and Body Image


Feminist Media

BAME Representation

LGBTQ+ Representation


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