At this year's Reeperbahnfestival in Hamburg, the MaLisa Foundation was actively involved in four events. September 22, 2022 was dedicated to our new research "Gender in Music - Charts, Works and Festival Stages". It was a day full of memorable moments, discussions, encounters - and music.
New research by the MaLisa Foundation: Industry remains highly male-dominated. Research by the MaLisa Foundation, in cooperation with GEMA and Music S Women, shows that there has been little change in terms of equality of opportunity since 2010. The study, "Gender in Music - Charts, Works and Festival Stages", focuses on gender distribution in the charts, in GEMA work registrations and on festival stages. The results reveal a clear imbalance. On September 22, 2022, the new data will be discussed at the Reeperbahn Festival.
Virtually every topic that is addressed by philanthropy has a gender dimension, says Karin Heisecke. However, it appears that this is not yet acknowledged by the German philanthropic sector. In an interview with Stiftung & Sponsoring, the director of the MaLisa Foundation discusses what can be done to change that.
From March 25 to 27, 2022, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN and the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing have organized a conference on the topic Seeing and being seen. Participation in Film. In the opening program, Professor Dr. Elizabeth Prommer from the University of Rostock will present new results from the study initiated by the MaLisa Foundation on diversity in German cinema. This will be followed by a roundtable discussion with Elizabeth Prommer, Thelma Buabeng and Maria Furtwängler, moderated by Boussa Thiam. The event will be publicly accessible as a livestream.
A new analysis probed the question of whether women and men are equally represented in German cinema. The "Progress Study on Audiovisual Diversity," led by Professor Elizabeth Prommer of the Institute for Media Research at the University of Rostock, shows that the proportion of women on screen has increased since 2017. However, women continue to be represented less diversely.
In 2021, the MaLisa Foundation continued its work on gender representation and the visibility of other diversity factors in (audiovisual) media. Among many other activities, this included the publication of two television studies and collaboration on the firstintersectional online guide to diversity in German media. Another focus of the foundation’s work and publications was the topic of gender equality in the music industry.
For the first time, an alliance of organizations has released recommendations, facts and checklists for intersectional diversity in the media. The joint publication by the New German Media Makers (Neue deutschen Medienmacher*innen, NdM), Leidmedien, the Lesbian and Gay Association in Germany, the MaLisa Foundation, ProQuote Medien and the Queer Media Society went online on December 7th.
How do audiovisual media portray gender-based violence? In the run-up to the "International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women", the MaLisa Foundation and UFA GmbH are drawing attention to this important but previously under-examined question. A media content analysis funded by them provides an overview of the portrayal of gender-based violence on German TV for the first time.
On 5 October, the MaLisa Foundation and its partner institutions published new research results on diversity in German television. The analysis covered the diversity aspects of gender, age, sexual orientation, attribution of origin and disability. Compared to the 2017 study, progress has been made with regard to gender distribution, but the results reveal further need for action for more on screen diversity.
The subject of gender equality in the music business is receiving increasing attention. However, until now, there have only been a few studies on the situation in Germany. To change this, Keychange initiated a study in cooperation with the MaLisa Foundation: Music business employees, musicians, and consumers were asked about their perception of gender diversity, gender-specific barriers, challenges, and measures to be taken for more equal opportunities. The results were presented at the Reeperbahn Festival.