Without gender diversity in the media, women are marginalized in their societies.The Beijing Declaration recognized this in Section J calling for increased women’s participation in the broadcast media, both at the operational and the decision-making levels. Beijing + 20 will review the progress made in these areas at the 59th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). There the International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) will present findings from its International Media Monitoring Initiative on the representation of women in television and radio. IAWRT chapters in eight countries have monitored their national media on the employment of women and men, with the data being analyzed according to age, occupation, ethnicity, ability and sexual orientation. Chapters in South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, India, Cambodia, Poland, Moldova and the United States have contributed analyses, some chapters for the first time in IAWRT history.