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Research and resources

Research and resources

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

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

Resources for Journalists:

Violence Against Women

Handle With Care guide for journalists reporting on VAW

Handle With Care guide for journalists reporting on VAW: Summary Document

One thousand words: free stock images for reporting violence against women

What journalists need to know about the Domestic Abuse Bill (Scotland)

What the Audience Wants: how media reporting shapes audience perceptions of violence against women.


How to report on abortion: a guide for journalists, editors and media outlets

Gynmed: free images for reporting on abortion and women's reproductive health

Resources for the women's sector:

Eleven ways to boost your work with news media: a practical guide for the Violence Against Women sector


Women in Journalism Scotland 2018 survey results

BFI report on Workforce Diversity.

Open access paper, Eikhof, D.R., York, C. (2016) ‘“It’s a tough drug to kick”: a woman’s career in broadcasting’, Work, Employment and Society, 30(1).

Engender and Zero Tolerance Summary of Women in Media roundtable.

Engender’s Sex and Power report.

Engender’s Gender Matters Roadmap: Media, Arts and Sport.

CAMEo’s submission to Ofcom’s thematic review of representation and portrayal on the BBC.

CAMEo publications and policy responses on diversity in cultural work, including screen.

Commentary and opinion:

Guardian column on women and screen work: Eikhof, D.R. (2018) 'Frances McDormand is right – forget diversity ‘initiatives’, change the system'. The Guardian.

Blog in response to BBC pay gap: Banks, M. (2017) BBC pay: We need equality all the way down – not just for the elite, LSE Business Review, 24 July 2017.

Tweets @EqualMediaScot