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In its latest report, the Audiovisual Council of Catalonia found a decrease of 1.3% in the number of toy adverts aired over Christmas on Catalonian TV using gender stereotypes. This represents a total of 32.7% of toy advertising using gender stereoty...

A report examining gender stereotypes in toy advertising aimed at children was published on 17 December by the campaign group “Let Toys Be Toys”. It concludes that a majority of ads show boys and girls playing separately in very stereotyp...

In a petition launched today already gathering over 2400 signatures, NGOs Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC) and Center for a New American Dream urge the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) to end a partnership with Mattel which promotes Barb...

Retail giant Toys R Us has pledged to stop marketing its products exclusively for boys and girls amid concerns about sexual stereotyping. The toy firm has vowed to drop all ‘explicit references’ to gender from its adverts and look at the...

In a keynote speech to be given to the “Fabian Women Society” on 22 January, Diane Abbott MP, Shadow Minister for Public Health, will condemn the hypersexualisalised culture children are brought up in due to "the looming sexualised advert...

On 9 March, left-wing Member of the Polish Parliament Katarzyna Piekarska (Democratic Left Alliance (SLD) said airbrushed cosmetics adverts should be banned to protect – among others – children who are particularly vulnerable and young wo...

On 12 March, UNICEF released the Children's Rights and Business Principles – a comprehensive framework for understanding and addressing the impact of business on the rights and well-being of children. In the list of 10 principles, number 6 cal...

On 5 March, UMP Senator Chantal Jouanno handed a 161-page report to the Government against the hypersexualisation of children, following a request of French Minister of Solidarities and Social Cohesion Roselyne Bachelot. The author found that childr...




Unilever's chief marketing officer speaks to Jo Confino about the company's stance on responsible advertising, the power of social media to self regulate and the reasons behind its banned Lynx advert. 'Talk to your daughter before the ...