Reporting gender based violence sensitively: Resources for journalists

Compiled by Ranjitha Gunasekaran and Ragamalika Karthikeyan

  1. Five simple rules for reporting on gender violence, by Prajnya Trust
  1. The sexual harassment of women at workplace (prevention, prohibition and redressal) Act, 2013
  1. The protection of women from domestic violence Act, 2005
  1. Justice Verma Committee report, 2013
  1. The Indian laws on sexual harassment at workplace: Here’s what you need to know, by The News Minute
  1. Which sexual harassment and assault stories should you cover? by Poynter
  1. GLAAD media reference guide for reporting on LGBTQI+ people and issues
  1. How to report about LGBTQIA+ people: Guidelines for journalists, by The News Minute
  1. Gender and sexuality 101, by The News Minute
  1. My gender is what I choose: Transgender community’s appeal to Tamil media, by The News Minute
  1. The transgender persons (protection of rights) Act, 2019, to be read with its criticism – here, here, here, and here
  1. Community guidelines for ethical coverage of LGBT people and issues in media and on social networks, by Orinam
  1. Queer terms in Tamil, by Moulee, Queer Chennai Chronicles
  1. NHRC’s guidelines for the media in addressing the issue of child sexual abuse
  1. UNICEF guidelines for journalists reporting on children
  1. Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012

  2. The juvenile justice (care and protection of children) Act, 2015

  3. The Criminal Law Amendment Act, 2013

  4. Enabling report of rape in India, The Hindu Centre Policy Note, 2015

  5. GBV in media, a media ethics toolkit on sensitive reportage, Feminism in India, 2019

  6. Till death do us part, The Post and Courier, 2014

  7. Child marriage: Wake up to cervical cancer risks, say doctors, The New Indian Express, 2019

  8. Victims in Scripture Union case explain why they took so long to make issue public, TNIE, 2020

  9. Journalist Guide to Reporting Child Sexual Abuse, Utah Department of Human Services, 2019

  10. Guidelines for media reporting on children, NCPCR/Delhi High Court, 2012

  11. The two-finger test doesn’t work? No one told the medical colleges, The Ladies Finger, 2014

  12. What to do if you have been raped, The Ladies Finger, 2015

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