GMDC research

This GMDC online repository consists of research and theses from academics, students, activists and organisations on the issues of gender, media and diversity. The centre believes that research is key to successful knowledge creation.

Mainstreaming gender in the SADC region: The experience of UNIFEM Southern Africa Regional office

The programme is focused on the institutional development and capacity building through gender analysis training, seminars, internships project and policy reviews. The aim was to equip SADC sectors, national machineries and women’s non governmental organizations with critical tools and means of incorporating women in development and gender dimensions into sectoral programmes and projects.

September 1, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender & Governance | Gender Justice | Women in Politics

Evaluation of the engendering SADC parliaments projects

This is a report of the evaluation of the project on Engendering SADC parliaments implement by the SADC parliamentary forum in partnership with the SARDC and SADC Gender unit over the period of two years. As provided in the terms of reference, the evaluation assesses the following four areas: See the links between objectives, proposed […]

September 1, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Governance Programs: Gender & Governance | Human Rights

Citizen’s Report Card on Citizen’s satisfaction with family planning services

This was conducted in two districts of Gulu and Luwero to measure citizen’s satisfaction with family planning services, using a citizen’s report card. A citizen’s report card is one type of the social accountability tools, which citizen’s can use to demand improvement in the quality of provision of public services. The citizen’s report card provided […]

August 31, 2016 Themes: Health | Sexuality Programs: Research | Research Project

Children are the cradle of life_ Radio Kwizera FM_ 04 August 2016

Name of Story: Children are the cradle of life Name of station: Radio Kwizera FM country: Tanzania Date: 04 August 2016 FUNGUKAMWANAKWETU_AuleriaGabriel_042016.mp3 If the artefact is more than 50 MB, but has been published online, please provide the URL here. If the artefact is more than 50 MB, but has been not been published online, […]

Women on Land ownership_ Radio free Africa_ 05 August 2016

Name of Publication: Radio free Africa Name of the story: Women on Land ownership Country: Tanzania   Makala ya haki ya kumiliki ardhi Na usawa wa kijinsia_Eagan P. Salla_Tanzania_052016.mp3 If the artefact is more than 50 MB, but has been published online, please provide the URL here. If the artefact is more than 50 MB, […]

August 5, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender & Media | Gender Aware

” Age is Just a Number, Init? ” : Interrogating Perceptions of Age and Women within Social Gerontology

Coming afresh to the field of social gerontology, some of the ideas abounding within the discourse seem counter intuitive or downright odd; the idea of the ageing body as a “masking device,” which “conceals and distorts the self which others interact with,” as Featherstone and Wernick put it, assumes a peculiar essentialism—some kind of constant self […]

Rethinking domestic water resource management: a shift from gender–biased to gender–based approach

Historically, socially and economically, women in many societies have been given the onerous responsibility of travelling long distances, often in unfavourable weather conditions, to carry home containers of water on their heads for drinking and domestic purposes. Women are over-represented in performing these tasks but are under-represented in offering a significant contribution in water management […]

Contesting Masculinities: A Study of Selected Texts of Resistance to Conscription into the South African Defence Force (SADF) in the 1980s

The theoretical framework for this thesis and analysis of primary texts revolves around the problem of conscription into the South African Defence Force (SADF) in the 1980s. The ideology of masculinity that underpinned and sustained the practice of conscription is referred to throughout as the hegemonic version. This term is interchangeable with others, namely masculinism […]

May 23, 2016 Themes: Conflict | Sexuality | War Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

“Just trying to live our lives”: gay, lesbian and bisexual students’ experiences of being “at home” in university residence life

Higher education in South Africa is faced with a paramount task to help erode the social and structural inequalities that have been inherited from the Apartheid system (Department of Education 1997; Council on Higher Education 2000:12). The findings from the Soudien Report (2008:116-117) point out that the post-Apartheid higher education system in South Africa is […]

May 23, 2016 Themes: LGBTI Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

A study of South African newspapers’ coverage of HIV and AIDS pandemic and audience attitudes in Limpopo Province

The South African mass media have been actively involved in the efforts to address the country’s HIV and AIDS pandemic. Their news contents are well received by the general public, who greatly depend on them for their information and educational needs concerning the disease. Though substantial progress has been made towards reducing the spread of […]

May 18, 2016 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Migration and body politics: a study of migrant women workers in Belleville, Cape Town

Migration has become very prominent in South Africa, and unlike most countries on the continent, it is an extremely prominent destinations for migrants. The country attracts migrants because there is a common perception that there are better economic opportunities, jobs and living conditions within South Africa. Countries like Zimbabwe, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, […]

Progression of Media House_ Radio Kwizera_ 03 August 2016

    Station name: Radio Kwizera Country: Tanzania Synopsis : 200 words Sum up the situation of the Media House – how far has it come, how far has it progressed, what evidence is there of change. If possible, begin with an anecdote that demonstrates this change. The Jesuit Refugee Service in collaboration with UNHCR and […]