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Portrayal of Women in the Media related (See related page: Media / Social Media.)



Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media - founded in 2004 by Academy Award-winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, the Institute and its programming arm, See Jane, are at the forefront of changing female portrayals and gender stereotypes in children's media and entertainment. The Institute is uniquely positioned to spotlight gender inequalities at every media and entertainment company through cutting-edge research, education, training, strategic guidance and advocacy programs. Our mission is to work within the entertainment industry to dramatically alter how girls and women are reflected in media.


Media Report to Women - covering all the issues concerning women and the media and the way in which they depict women and issues of interest to women, Colton's Point, MD. Read Blog.


Media Watch – a non-profit Canadian feminist organization that seeks to transform the media environment from one in which girls and women are either invisible or portrayed through a stereotype, to one in which girls and women are realistically portrayed and equitably represented in all their physical, racial, religious, economic and cultural diversity, Toronto, CA.


Media Watch – our mission is to challenge abusive stereotypes and other biased information commonly found in the media through education and action. Media Watch endorses media literacy as part of standard curriculum in our K-12 educational system. We provide monthly ACTION newsletters to help create more informed consumers of the mass media. We do not endorse any form of censorship, especially the continued silencing of marginalized groups. Corporate owned media is known to use any image or story to manipulate buying power and sway public opinion, regardless of the harm, engendered by their information and images. We believe people's health and safety must always take priority over profit, Santa Cruz, CA. Read Blog.


Step Up Speak Out, Nebraska Domestic Violence Sexual Assault Coalition – a campaign aimed at young adults, ages 16-24, to increase awareness of the many images of violence against women that they see in today’s media, how these images contribute to the use of violence in relationships, and how to intervene appropriately when they witness behaviors that contribute to this problem, Lincoln, NE.

Take Back the News – an independent media project that counters the misrepresentation of rape by the mainstream media. It is a haven for survival stories told in survivor's own, un-edited words. It is an opportunity for the public to gain insight into the realities of rape, in hopes of opening hearts and minds, and inspiring action.


Women Under Siege a journalism project that investigates how rape and other forms of sexualized violence are used as tools in genocide and conflict throughout the 20th century and into the 21st. Originated by Gloria Steinem, it builds on the lessons revealed in the anthology Sexual Violence Against Jewish Women During the Holocaust by Sonja Hedgepeth and Rochelle Saidel, and also in At the Dark End of the Street: Black Women, Rape and Resistance—a New History of the Civil Rights Movement from Rosa Parks to the Rise of Black Power by Danielle McGuire. In the belief that understanding what happened then might have helped us prevent or prepare for the mass sexual assaults of other conflicts, from Bosnia to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, this Women’s Media Center project is exploring this linkage to heighten public consciousness of causes and preventions.

Women's Media Center – makes women visible and powerful in the media. The WMC works with the media to ensure that women's stories are told and women's voices heard. We do this in three ways: through our media advocacy campaigns; by creating our own media; and by training women to participate directly in media. We are directly engaged with the media at all levels to ensure that a diverse group of women is present in newsrooms, on air, in print and online, as sources and subjects, New York, NY.


Women, Action & the Media an independent North American nonprofit dedicated to building a robust, effective, inclusive movement for gender justice in media.


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