Gender and Media Audience Study: Angola

O Estudo de Género e Audiência dos Media em Angola conduzido pela Gender Links (GL) em parceria com o Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) e o Gender and Media Southern Africa Network (GEMSA) é o primeiro estudo compreensivo sobre o padrão de consumo e de preferências de notÁ­cias das audiências em geral de Angola, […]

November 16, 2009 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media | Gender and Media Audience Study (GMAS) | Research

Angola Solta a Tua Voz-Angola, lift up your voice

The 2008 parliamentary elections in Angola marked a significant passage into new territory for people in Angola after 30 years of war. These were the first democratic elections since the failed attempt in 1992, which took Angola back to war until Jonas Savimbi’s death in 2002. Search for a Common Ground initiated Angola Solta a Tua Voz, a musical project involving well-known national music celebrities, with the intention to open a public space for all Angolans, regardless of political beliefs or ethnic or regional associations, as an arena for public, non-violent discourse surrounding the parliamentary elections.

Key issues: women in governance in Southern Africa

Although all of the countries in the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) have made legal commitments to gender equality in decision-making, current progress and strategies to increase representation differ widely. The following contribution outlines key issues and facts around gender and decision-making in the region, related to elections. Overall, each country needs clear strategies for increasing not only women’s representation, but also active participation in governance, which may include quotas and capacity building. Media also plays an important role in ensuring gender equality in governance.

The tale of a brave woman

As Angola emerges from a 27-year long civil conflict, the country is in a vulnerable position as citizens struggle to come to terms with a country no longer at war. It?s damaged infrastructure as a result of the quarter-century war means that in the scramble for scarce resources civilians are often pitted against the authorities. Even in times of peace, life is still fragile.

Young migrants face hurtful words, even at school

I left my home in Angola when I was 13 years old, and I have been in South Africa for nine years. I live in a stable house and have no complaints. Unlike many migrants, I have never had any financial difficulties; I have always had food, clothing, shelter, etc. I have never had to worry about basic necessities.

SADC women soar to new heights with Gender Protocol

The launch of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol on Gender and Development may not have been accompanied by the same snazzy power point presentation as that of the Free Trade Area, but its reach extends far beyond anything that the 15 men who lead the region could ever have imagined.

January 1, 1970 Themes: Gender equality | Media | Xenophobia Programs: Journal Article

Can upcoming elections signal change in Angola?

2 September; Luanda. In just a few days Angolans will line up to cast their first vote in 16 years. Few forget that the 1992 elections pushed the country into 10 years of bloody civil war between the current government Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) and the former rebel movement National Union for the Total Independence of Angola. (UNITA).

Child and Youth Participation in Health Media

Involving children in media to raise awareness about health-related issues is not only essential to creating good programmes, but also to empowering young people to be active members of the community. Examples of programming by and for young people show that children and youth bring unique perspectives to media programmes, and that once empowered, can […]

January 1, 1970 Themes: Children | HIV/AIDS | Media Programs: Journal Article

Ambitious Plans for Women’s Participation

This article looks at women’s participation in politics in Angola, specifically around the government’s new 30% quota for the September 5th parliamentary elections, and women’s participation in the elections campaign.

Diverse Voices: Media Access and participation of marginalised Communities

Strategies to increase access and participation of marginalised communities in media are part of poverty reduction and addressing human rights and health issues. This may include training media to be more aware of diverse voices, as well as working with communities to create participatory media products. Such strategies can result in new and interesting perspectives […]

January 1, 1970 Themes: Gender equality | HIV/AIDS | Media Programs: Journal Article