Gender Tracker is brought to you by Women in News
Women in News is a WAN-IFRA gender programme. It is kindly supported by Sida.
Quickly check how gender balanced your writing is by pasting it into our simple tracking tool. It's free and you don't need to set up an account.
A free app to track gender balance in all of your reporting over time. Analyse both un-published and published content. Create and store reports.
An app for media organisations to internally track gender balance across content on their news site over time. Currently being tested by our media partners. Please contact us to find out more.
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Measuring gender balance
1 Prominence of women
How prominent are women in stories? Gender Tracker measures how many times women feature in a story vs men. It also looks at what proportion of the main characters in a story are women.
2 Inclusion of women's voices and perspectives
Stories shouldn't just be about women, they should be told from their perspectives too. Gender Tracker measures quotes by women sources, as well as the proportion of stories written by women (Media App only).
3 Depcition of women
COMING SOON. Women might feature in stories, but in ways that stereotype them or that are sexist or derogatory. Gender Tracker will soon look at whether a story refers to traditionally female roles and jobs, women's physical appearance and age, and women's personality traits and behaviour. It will track whether offensive and explicit terms are being used to refer to women. And it will also look the commonly used gender biased terms that we use in our everyday language.