The number of female journalists’ students world-wide confirms the trends towards more women in journalism. A study carried out in 26 countries in 1993 found that women in some cases account for up to 70% (USA, Bulgaria, Mexico) of the journalism students. The average percentage of female students of journalism is about 40%.
In spite of great improvements achieved by and far women in journalism, many problems remain that must be addressed by journalists’ by unions at national, regional and global level. Women journalists are aware that because their movement has been successful in many areas there is the danger that journalists’ union may feel that enough has been done to ensure equality in media even though inequalities remain.