Women Make the News 2018

Get Involved

This year, join UNESCO to promote fairer coverage of sportswomen in the media. 


Download UNESCO’s Gender Equality Media Plugin HER HEADLINE  

Gender stereotypes have become normalized by and in the media, and people have become desensitized to the often-unacceptable descriptions of women athletes. The UNESCO Gender Equality plugin lets you see the discrepancy in a new light.


Share #HerMomentsMatter

We have created shareable #HerHeadline social media cards for your social media networks. For Women Make the News, we want to give sportswomen the headlines they deserve.


Take our Guess Who Quiz

You may not know some of the answers. With as little as 4% coverage in sports media, women athletes rarely make the news as often as their male counterparts do. Test how many sportsmen and women you know with our quick quiz. Want to see how your peers do? Make sure to share it with your networks.


Use #WomenMaketheNews and #HerMomentsMatter to join the conversation

Join the larger conversation around gender equality in the media. Your social media voice is powerful. Call out inequality in sports coverage using our hashtags.


Engage with your local Ombudsperson

Find your local Ombudsperson’s office and download our pre-prepared letter, expressing your wish to see equal coverage of sports people in your local media.


Write a letter to the Editor

Sending letters to the editor are an important part of advocacy. With a letter, you can create widespread support for your cause, reaching a large audience, and help shape opinion.