By providing female identifying reporters aged 18-30 with a platform to cover news and issues impacting them and their communities, Missing Perspectives aims to ensure that the voices, needs, and demands of young women are heard loud and clear, and positively influence other media outlets, public policy, and decision-making at the highest levels.
“As an avid consumer of news and media myself, it really got me thinking about the lack of young female protagonists in the news, and the lack of coverage of issues affecting women around the world. I decided to launch a news website that would act as a repository for young women’s stories.”
Phoebe Saintilan, Founder & CEO
“The prevalence of lived experience being given any priority in mainstream media is frighteningly low. So that has always been our guiding idea; with the huge issues that our society faces which we need to find answers and solutions for, as well as any breaking news, what voices are being left out of the conversation?”
Hannah Diviney, Founder & CEO
- Only 15-30% of protagonists in news were women
- 26% of Gen Z women said that they felt underrepresented in the news
Missing Perspectives has an audience across 100 countries, and contributors from over 50 countries
Australian female surf champion who called out the inequality of receiving less than half the prize money of her male counterpart at a surfing competition – with her speech later going viral.
Descendent of the Wiradjuri people, and the Aboriginal Culture Centre Manager at Wayside Chapel in Sydney – a community based organisation providing care and support for people experiencing homelessness.
Bolivian journalist who specialises in Latin American affairs and women's rights. She has worked in countries including Bolivia, El Salvador and France and is a regular Missing Perspectives contributor.
Women’s rights activist from South Sudan who plays a vital role in the promotion of women’s rights across the country.
Wong Kai Hui
Award-winning Malaysian journalist who interviewed the women and families behind the fight against Malaysia’s discriminatory citizenship laws.
Women, life, freedom: the perspective of a young Iranian woman