True democracy rests onequal participation of all people in public life, regardless of their sex. Media can play an important role in promoting gender equality and establishing pluralistic society. Media, however, can also strengthen stereotypes existing in society and encourage marginalization rather than inclusion of certain social groups.
Gender equality is an issue directly influencing harmonious development of society and the role of an individual in this process. An individual is the means to achieve progress and an end of this striving too.
Guided by professional principles of media and open society values, the MDF aims to promote idea of equality and facilitate the professional and institutional development of media through supporting public debates and training about the role of society, raising awareness of citizens about gender equality issues, and conducting research and media monitoring.