Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Press Release: Launching SADC Gender Barometer 2018

Press Release: Launching SADC Gender Barometer 2018

Johannesburg, 07 August: Gender activists from around the region will launch the tenth edition of the SADC Gender Protocol Barometer and the #SheDecidesSouthernAfrica campaign at Constitution Hill on 8 August, the eve of Women’s Day. “For every step forward on gender equality we have witnessed a step backwards,” noted GL CEO and co-editor of the annual […]

SA: Gender equality was close to Mandela’s heart

SA: Gender equality was close to Mandela’s heart

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 18 July: Today the world celebrates the life of one of the world’s most iconic figures Nelson Mandela.. Mandela Day presents a great opportunity to revisit commitments made to advancing gender equality. Mandela believed “Freedom cannot be achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms of oppression. Our endeavours must […]

SA: Celebrating 100th Birthday of an Icon.

SA: Celebrating 100th Birthday of an Icon.

Johannesburg, 18 July 2018: As a father of the nation, true Icon and a Leader, Nelson Mandela gave up his life, family and career for us to live freely in South Africa. Today, all people who were born post 1994 are called ‘Born Frees’ because Nelson Mandela gave up his all to grant them freedom […]

July 18, 2018 Themes: Politics Programs: News

Mandela, the gender activist who never stopped learning

Mandela, the gender activist who never stopped learning

By Colleen Lowe Morna 9 July 2018: There is a scene still etched in my memory from my younger days as a reporter. Soon after his release from jail in 1990, Mandela paid an official visit to Zimbabwe as leader of the African National Congress (ANC). As he emerged from the flight, a group of […]

Marta Vieira da Silva named UN Goodwill Ambassador

Marta Vieira da Silva named UN Goodwill Ambassador

Press release New York, 12 July: UN Women today announced the appointment of world-renowned Brazilian soccer player Marta Vieira da Silva as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador for women and girls in sport. Ms. Vieira da Silva, popularly known by her fans as Marta, will dedicate her efforts to support UN Women’s work for gender equality […]

July 13, 2018 Themes: Sports Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

South Africa: Women in Dialogue, Women in Action

South Africa: Women in Dialogue, Women in Action

By Yolanda Dyantyi Pretoria, 6 July: Gender Links in collaboration with South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) and UNISA Women’s Forum held a seminar “Women in Dialogue, Women in Action” under the theme “Towards a new phase of the South African young women’s movement” The conversation which was facilitated by multi-talented media personality, feminist, and […]

Swaziland – Phumaphi Mamba

  “Live to the fullest with Diabetes.” I am a Director of Diabetes, who had a problem with high glucose level. When I got to experience how diabetes affect people, by working with diabetic people, I then started a programme to help fight diabetes. I am a gender focal person. I worked with people mostly […]

July 6, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Diversity Exchange

Fatherhood Matters: Celebrating Father’s Day

Fatherhood Matters: Celebrating Father’s Day

by Sandiswa Manana Johannesburg, 17 June: The contribution of fathers and father figures is highly recognised and celebrated worldwide on Father’s Day. Every year, third Sunday of June, fathers are celebrated all over the globe in showing gratitude and appreciation on being part of their children’s lives. Fatherhood is celebrated to acknowledge and honour the […]

June 17, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: News

#YouthDay2018: Not yet Uhuru for the Youth of SA

#YouthDay2018: Not yet Uhuru for the Youth of SA

By Yolanda Dyantyi Johannesburg, 16 June: Today marks the 42 commemoration of the 1976 students uprising against a racist and biased educational system known as Bantu Education. It is important to note that these riots were more than just a fight against an education system that excluded black South Africans from quality education, but also a […]

Father’s Day: My beloved father!

Father’s Day: My beloved father!

By Mauwane Raophala I was about to turn 5 years old when I lost my beloved father. I would like to put it out there that it has been hard for me to grow up without a father figure. However, my late mother played his role to such extent that I felt like I still […]

June 15, 2018 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media | Opinion