The cooperation between UN Women and the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics aims at building the capacity of the Georgian media in the area of gender-sensitive and ethical coverage to establish guidelines and self-regulatory standards on the sensitive and ethical coverage of gender-based violence and LGBTQI issues as well as on enforcement mechanisms in order to encourage the professional, ethical and gender-sensitive coverage of gender equality issues and promote the fair, accurate, non-stereotypical and balanced representation of women, gender and sexual orientation.
Within the framework of the MoU, UN Women will assist the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics in developing the guidelines and self-regulatory standards for gender-sensitive coverage of events and women’s rights, as well as in developing the respective training module to train media representatives and upgrade their skills. In addition, there will be an annual prize introduced for journalists in order to recognize their contribution in promoting women’s rights and gender equality. It is noteworthy that the first winner will receive this award at the end of the year.
Cooperation between UN Women and the Georgian Charter of Journalistic Ethics is a part of the EU-supported project “Ending Violence against Women and Girls in Georgia”, implemented by UN Women and UNFPA.