EENCE Activists Explore Sexism in Political Discourse
This work was done by the participants and participants of the “Gender, Media and Society” project, which is now being implemented within the EENCE.
On August 10, the first working group presented their joint-research project, within the framework of which group members carried out research on sexism in the political discourse.
They used Content Analysis, Meta-Analysis and Discourse Analysis research methods. The group members included representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
They carried out meta-analysis in terms of presenting statistics on women’s involvement in politics in each country, on the other hand they presented sexism and sexist discourses mostly targeting women politicians and their professional activities. They prepared PPT for each country’s data.
Trainer Ani Kojoyan provided detailed feedback on research findings and data analysis on each country and opened new layers and insights for an open discussion for all. The other training participants also expressed their opinions and shared their insights on the research findings.
The second research group has prepared a joint meta-analysis on COVID 19 and domestic violence cases, discussing the issue and statistics in different countries of the region. The participants presented their project results and findings.
The trainer provided detailed comments and feedback, particularly how the participants can use various media platforms and on the one hand raise awareness on the presented issues in society, and on the other hand to try to reach out the targeted and vulnerable groups (victims) and support them by spreading information on hot lines and women support and shelter centers via media platforms and media social campaigns.
Moreover, colleagues from Azerbaijan had an Open Space about the projects in their organization focusing on women refugees and social entrepreneurship in Georgia and Azerbaijan.
The project also launched a social media campaign to promote the importance of equal human rights, gender equality and gender sensitivity.