In July 2014, the French CSA published three studies on female stereotypes in audiovisual programmes. Further to the French law on gender equality, the CSA has the duty to monitor the image of women in audiovisual programmes, aiming to fight against gender stereotypes. To fulfil this duty, the CSA conducted studies identifying the possible presence of stereotypes in three types of programmes: fiction series, entertainment shows and animation.
The purpose of this analysis is to raise awareness among audiovisual players and viewers on this subject. The studies assess top ranking programmes broadcast between January and May 2014. The analysis of the selected programmes was based on the criteria established in previous CSA studies on gender equality (please see links below).