International: African Feminists at AWID Forum Call for Sustainable Resourcing

International: African Feminists at AWID Forum Call for Sustainable Resourcing

Salvador, Brazil, 9 September: African feminists have called on donors to “put their money where their mouth is” by funding indigenous African women’s rights organisations threatened with closure as funding priorities shift. While pledging to “get out of the box” and look into new sources of funding, including African philanthropy, a vibrant panel at the […]

January 15, 2017 Themes: Feminism | Gender equality Programs: News

Communicating peace: Entertaining angels unaware

Communication rights and the ever more urgent need to construct a culture of peace are central to a vision of a world in which universal human values displace the accumulated weight of history’s tyrannies. Genuine communication is proposed as the only way to overcome the political, economic , social and cultural inequalities and violence that […]

A roll call of Africa’s distinguished daughters

This roll call of Africa’s distinguished daughters prepared for the Fifth African Regional Conference on Women in Dakar, Senegal on the 16 – 23 November 1994. It also helps to show the areas in which African women excel; we also see women’s choices of areas of service are guided by personal preferences and environmental opportunities.

September 19, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Linking generations through radio: A toolkit from Africa for radio with children and youth

This toolkit was designed for radio producers working with children and youth. The toolkit contains sections on how get youth involved as well as ethics and consent issues when working with children. There are sections entitled: Radio for youth Radio with youth Radio by youth    

September 19, 2016 Themes: Children | Media | Youth Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

With women in mind: Towards a fair mass media in Uganda

This booklet covers representation of women in the media in Uganda at various levels as well as obstacles to women journalists, coverage of women and images of women in the media as well as factors responsible for women’s undercoverage. There is a chapter on initiatives aimed at rectifying the situation and one on the way […]

Women in Africa: profiles of leadership – A mandate for change

This booklet, which has its genesis in two panels on African women and leadership organised by the UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Africa, introduces three women from East Africa, two from West Africa and one from southern Africa who have all won acclaim in their respective fields and share a commitment and passion for activism on […]

September 19, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Politics Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Media in Africa: Current issues and challenges

Conference programme and proceedings, Stellenbosch 11 – 12 September, 2003

September 16, 2016 Themes: Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Gender monitoring report of 2002 general elections in Kenya

Discourse on freeness of elections now also examines the extent to which the electoral process enables the fullest participation of all eligible participants>With regard to kenya ist appears that men and women are not able to participate equally as candidates or voters which may account for the low level of women’s representation in public office. […]

September 16, 2016 Themes: Elections | Gender equality Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Judicial Bench Book on Violence Against Women in East Africa

Violence against women and girls is disturbingly persistent and pervasive worldwide. Domestic violence affects one in three women worldwide, and is the greatest cause of morbidity in women and girls. It kills and injures more women and girls than anything else. Even though most of our Commonwealth member states have laws designed specifically to protect […]

A synopsis of SGBV in the print media

This report profiles findings of the study on sexual and gender based violence cases reported in the print media. The aim is to generate information that can be used in public education about the problem of violence against women in Uganda. The media plays a key role in creating awareness about the problem of gender […]