Specialized Training on Gender Stereotypes and Equality
Journalists and media staff play a vital role in public perceptions and awareness of gender related issues. A specialized training module delivered to media professionals aims to improve reporting on gender issues and eliminate harmful gender stereotypes.
Journalists from Ulaanbaatar, Dornogobi and Selenge provinces attended the professional training to improve their general understanding of gender issues, government policies and activities, gender stereotypes and their consequences, gender mainstreaming, and gender sensitive methodologies in reporting.
One of the participants, journalist O.Khishigsuren, Head of the Orkhon 21st Century Center, noted the importance of sector side collaboration on the issue, stating “Let’s work gender sensitively and try to avoid gender stereotype. Everyone has equal rights”. L.Ariun, lecturer in the Journalism Department of the National University of Humanities, appealed to participants to “report the human right issues like gender by having right understanding and sensitiveness”.
This specialized training program forms part of the national “Right Understanding” campaign, with support from “Gender-Responsive Sector and Local Development Policies and Actions” Technical Cooperation project that is jointly financed by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, Asian Development Bank, and the Mongolian Government.