Women Journalists: Partners in Trade-Union Leadership

The Women Partners in TU Leadership campaign was launched in April 2008, to encourage women journalists to engage in trade-union work through training, networking and lobbying and stand for election to the decision-making bodies. It set various priorities including the necessity to “Increase rate of representation of women in unions’ leadership positions and consider the introduction of quota systems”.

This report, published in 2010 is built in the form of facts sheets for a quick overview on the situation, with an introduction and facts on women’ s political representation and sections on women in the media, in journalists unions, and media schools. It gives facts and arguments for women journalists activists, to stand up for their rights and campaign for better working conditions in the newsroom and fairer representation in their unions.