Media for Gender Justice: Insights from Gender Experts #9 Kamani Jinadasa

by Yamini Perera

“The impact of media is so huge on people’s minds. It ranges from children to adults and it’s in these paces where gender norms and attitudes are reinforced” says the Executive Director of Shanthi Maargam. She further elaborated the importance of having systems and guidelines to regulate gender related news/programmes in the media. To that end, many structural changes should be made to improve accountable media reporting and how the voices of women and LGBT community are presented. It is high time for the implementation of a gender charter to address these areas through well-structured monitoring systems in order to upgrade accountable gender representation in media.