Women stereotyped and under-represented in global film industry

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Nanette Braun. UN Photo/Devra Berkowitz

The global film industry perpetuates discrimination against women, a UN-backed study on female characters in popular movies has found.

Girls and women are over twice as likely as boys and men to be shown in sexually revealing clothes, partially or fully naked.

Twenty years ago, 189 governments adopted an international roadmap for gender equality called the Beijing Platform for Action, which called for the media to avoid stereotypical and degrading depictions of women.

Nanette Braun, from the UN Women agency, has been speaking to Liudmila Blagonravova about what she calls this "disturbing" trend.

Duration: 4'57''

 

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