Online training on “Gender Equality in the Media” was held on February 11 and 12 from 10 am to 1 pm.
The online training was attended by 21 journalists from three countries (Montenegro, Serbia and BiH).
After the introductory words of Lejla Gačanica and Lidija Vasiljević, Dr. Ruth Wiseman (Deputy British Ambassador to BiH) addressed the press.
On the topic of gender equality, Ruth Wiseman said:
“Gender equality must be the same for women as it is for men. Change must come as soon as possible. The first change that needs to be addressed is only education, then a person’s behavior changes and then we move forward.”
The journalists discussed the following topics among themselves:
-Women in the public sphere: gender norms / gender roles
-Gender in the media: stereotypes, discrimination, prejudices
-Legal aspects of gender equality in the media
The second day of the online conversation was held between journalists, and the topic was gender-sensitive language, content and visuals, as well as domestic violence. It was also about gender-sensitive reporting (femicide) as well as a gender-sensitive approach.
The training was realized by Lejla Gačanica and Lidija Vasiljević, who sent a clear picture through presentations that women in journalism should have a bigger and more important role and that they deserve to be in one of the high positions in journalism itself.
Twelve journalists from three countries (Montenegro, Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina) attended today’s conversation (discussion).