The DISCOVER FOOTBALL Women – Football – Media conference invites women from the world of football and female journalists to a conference in Berlin from December 6-10.
Application Deadline: 16th October 2017
Eligible Countries: All
To Be Taken At (Country): Berlin, Germany
About the Award: DISCOVER FOOTBALL is the largest network of women who use football as a tool for empowerment. Women’s football is still underfunded, marginalized and a lot less visible than the men’s game.
Football is a great tool to open up conversations about gender inequality in all parts of society. Gender-based discrimination against women in sport is also apparent in the unequal representation of women in sport media, and the negative portrayal of women athletes and women sports remains a persistent problem. In addition, women’s sporting events remain marginalized from the mainstream multi-billion-dollar sport-media industry and men’s events invariably dominate media coverage as well as global and local attention. Especially in sports this discrepancy is eminently noticeable. The low quantity and quality in media coverage of women’s sport continues to be influenced by gender stereotypes and harms the image and potential of women’s football. In order to overcome these obstacles, the representation of women in media needs to increase and perception has to change.
Purpose of the conference:
- Exchange with women involved in football from all over the world
- Access to underreported stories
- Opportunity to learn about the intersection of gender and sports
- Opportunity to share and contribute your own skills and experiences
- Increase visibility of women in sports
- Develop and publish stories about women in football
- Become part of a global network of women in football/sports
- Coaches, team manager, players, women working in football associations or organizations working with football, who want to gain expertise in media relations are welcome to apply.
- Journalists who are already reporting about women in sport and journalists who are interested in sport and gender are welcome to apply.
- Speaking English is not a requirement, interpretation will be provided.
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: The organizer, with support from the German Foreign Office, will cover travel costs, accommodation, visa fees and part of meals during the event.
Duration of Program: December 6-10.
How to Apply: Please send your application by Oct 16th to [email protected]
Award Providers: German Foreign Office, Discover Football