Leave the website
 

Media

News reports are where most people get their knowledge about specific incidents of violence against women as well as general stories about its nature and prevalence. Good reporting can play a vital role in increasing understanding of violence against women and challenging its place in our society.

On the other hand, irresponsible reporting can reinforce myths about the ‘causes’ of violence. Be it through highlighting what a victim was wearing, or by painting rapists and abusers as abnormal ‘monsters’, these myths confuse the issue. They blow some dangers out of proportion and reduce awareness of others. They encourage victim blaming and deflect attention from the perpetrator, and discourage women from reporting violence against them.

We work in a variety of ways to push for better media reporting:

Related Content

 
 

Twitter


Facebook

Latest News

one thousand words: Launch of domestic abuse photo project

MoreSeptember 28, 2017

Monica Lennon MSP supports the fifth Write to End Violence Against Women Awards

MoreSeptember 22, 2017

Latest Blog

The power of zero: how a bold Scotland-based campaign changed the world's thinking about sexual violence

MoreJuly 25, 2017

Taking Stalking Seriously

MoreJune 13, 2017