Deliberately selected to represent as many parts of the globe as possible, and with a commitment to recognizing both the similarities and differences in children and young people's lives - from China to Denmark, from Canada to India, from Japan to Iceland, from - the authors offer a rich contextualization of children's engagement with their particular media and communication environment, while also pursuing cross-cutting themes in terms of comparative and global trends.
Chapter 18: Girls' Issues, Gender and the Media: Feminist Activisms in China
Girls' Issues, Gender and the Media: Feminist Activisms in China
China has undergone a rapid transformation in gender awareness and practice in the decade since the 1995 United Nations Women's Conference, which took place in Beijing. To what extent have these changes affected perceptions on issues such as the imbalance in the sex ratio at birth, girls’; education, trafficking of girls and women, and violence against girls and others in society? How have the mass media reflected calls for more sensitivity to gender issues? What new methods have emerged to promote gender issues in the media and what are the challenges that remain? In this chapter I will first provide an overview of current gender issues/inequalities ...