Conference on Gender Equality in Journalists' Unions: Confronting the Financial Crisis, Empowering Women, 13 - 14 November, Athens

Where are women in journalists' unions in 2012? What policies have shown results in promoting equality between women and men in journalism? What can be done to engage more young journalists in unions' activities and structures? While the feminisation of journalism led to an increase of female membership in journalists' unions and associations in Europe, still few have accessed leading roles in these bodies and young women journalists pay a specific price for this. The same applies in the profession where women pay a high price in terms of extra job precariousness, the unyielding gender pay gap and blocked access to leading roles. With the support of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, the European Federation of Journalists and the Panhellenic Federation of Journalists' Union (PFJU) organised a conference to address these difficulties and share essential best practices to confront the gender gap in our profession. Specific focus were paid to young journalists and unions' leadership as well as to journalists in central-eastern and southern Europe. The Conference brought together participants from journalists' unions and associations across Europe. Read the FINAL CONFERENCE REPORT