Our culture, values and society are shaped by the powerful images, words and sounds of today's mass media. Living and working in this culture we need to develop the understanding and skills to become more 'media literate'.
Women's Interfaith Media Network is a unique project which aims to provide information and resources to help women from different faith communities to share their views and concerns, and interact effectively with all the media.
All media play an important part in forming opinions, but often lack a female and faith perspective. Women want both to affirm the good aspects of the media and influence and change the way media cover and present certain issues.
Currently, three particular issues have been identified:
- the portrayal of faith and faith communities in the media
- the exploitation and stereotyping of women in the media
- the premature sexualisation of, and marketing to children by the media
Women's Interfaith Media Network has set up an interactive website to provide information on media issues and links to existing media resources, education and interfaith organisations.
A number of regional media literacy awareness events will enable women from faith communities to collaborate and participate in informative and interactive workshops.
If you are interested in learning more about Women's Interfaith Media Network
Visit our web site www.wimn.org.uk