The media plays a significant role in shaping opinions, attitudes and mentalities. Integrating a gender equality perspective in this area is therefore a powerful tool to induce social changes. However, the presence of sexism and degrading images, and the way the media cover and treat issues of violence against women can also hinder change. The media sector is therefore a vital partner in promotion of gender equality.
The Project on “Gender equality and media freedom in Azerbaijan” aims to raise awareness on the Council of Europe standards on gender equality and media among journalists, media professionals as well as the general public.
Some documents in the related field have been translated into Azerbaijani within the Project and are available here.