Publish Date: May 25, 2021


In June 2020, Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and Chair of the Unstereotype Alliance, and Stephan Loerke, CEO of the World Federation of Advertisers (WFA), issued a clear and urgent call to the global advertising industry to hold itself to account for transparent and measurable change in the fight against racism and inequality.

Pre-existing inequalities in the industry have been exacerbated amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and global calls for social justice have led agencies and brands to evaluate the levels of diversity and inclusion within workplaces, as well as diversity and progressive portrayals of women and under-represented individuals/groups within the content they produce. A year on, this report explores the progress made to date and identifies the gaps and opportunities to drive transformative change in the advertising industry.

Bibliographic information

Publisher: Unstereotype Alliance Secretariat at UN Women

Year: 2021

Region: Global