Gender Inclusion in Media: A Selection of Insightful Reports

16/06/2023     46 sec read     By Ahlem Khattab

Want to dig deeper for good data and stories? Whenever possible, the Towards Equality team provides you with a selection of reports around one theme to help you get started. Here, it’s “popular culture.”

The field remains under-researched, but in recent years, we have seen some very useful projects tracking gender representation and inclusion in arts and media come to life.

We thought we’d compile and share with you a list of reports, studies and sources we have come across while putting together this month’s In the Balance newsletter.

Cinema (Hollywood)

The Inclusion List

Inequality Across 1,500 Popular Films: Examining Gender and Race/Ethnicity of Leads/Co Leads from 2007 to 2021

— Research – Center for the Study of Women in Television & Film 

Television (US-specific)

Behind the Scenes: The State of Inclusion and Equity in TV Writing 2022


Inclusion in the Music Business: Gender & Race/Ethnicity Across Executives, Artists & Talent Teams

Gender and Race/Ethnicity of Artists, Songwriters & Producers across 1,000 Popular Songs from 2012-2021

Social Media

Inclusion In Snapchat Content

Feel free to reach out to us if you’d like to contribute with an addition to the list. (We’ll credit you, of course.)

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