Who narrates the world?
Research has long demonstrated a gender gap in who writes and produces the news, but less is still known about how it has materialized online.
What has Europe done to ensure an equal representation of men and women in Europe? The study “Electoral Lists ahead of the Elections to the European Parliament from a Gender Perspective”, published on the eve of the election to the European Parliamentary term 2014-2019, maps the representation of women and men on party lists at national level, provides key background information and analyses the effect of gender quotas on candidate lists.
Although the Prime Minister of Slovenia is a woman, the way to preeminent political roles is not yet paved to women. Gender stereotypes still affect the image and the possibilities of women in several domains, but, albeit slow, there are clear improvements.
Norwegian women believe that there is still a lot to do, even though - with a strong political will and focused actions - they have achieved concrete results towards a greater presence of women at the top of research
Women, on average, have less trust in governments and less interest in politics than men. They do not join parties to the same extent as men, but they do participate in civic and associational life, and seem to prefer different channels in expressing their participation. How to improve their political engagement?
For the last three years, The OpEd Project has conducted a Byline Survey to get a sense of who is getting heard in public discourse. We are primarily interested in the ideas and the individuals that are driving resources and talent, public policy and opinion. In other words, we are interested in who narrates the world. On a practical level we are interested in commentary forums because they predict leadership and thought leadership at the highest levels in all fields. We see commentary as the beginning of a larger conversation about influence.
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