Some relevant figures
- Within the four main daily French newspapers (Le Monde, Le Parisien, Libération, Le Figaro), only 14.2% of their front pages mention a woman. In the inside pages, 78.4% of the quoted personalities are men. (Source: LeMonde.fr)
- On average, women sign only 12.5% of articles valuing ideas and opinions (opinion pages, columns, editorials). Articles signed by women are also less highlighted: the front pages of the main daily newspapers present mostly articles written by men. (Source: LeMonde.fr)
- Women’s speaking time on TV is clearly lower than men’s one and represents only 30% of overall speaking time. Likewise the number of times a woman speaks represents only 33% of speaking opportunities. (Source: CSA)
- 42% of women who speak on TV have a status of manager, while 55% of men have this status. It means that women are less valued than men even if they have the same status. (Source: CSA).
- Only 8% of the managers from the 100 biggest cultural companies in France are women. Likewise, women occupy only 31% of executive positions in public cultural establishments committees. (Source: Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, 1st of January 2015).