Publication - 1 October 2019

Rewrite Her Story: How film and media stereotypes affect the lives and leadership ambitions of girls and young women

Plan International first published The State of the World’s Girls Report in 2007. The 2019 report on girls’ representation in the media is the second in a new series that each year will examine the behaviours, attitudes and beliefs that limit girls’ freedom and opportunities in specific environments or sectors.

This report by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media at Mount Saint Mary’s University and Plan International, is the second phase of a two-part research project commissioned as an in-depth and ambitious look at female leadership. In many ways the research makes disheartening reading because it tells us clearly that girls and women, as citizens and certainly as leaders, are still not seen as equal to boys and men.

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