Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Can the women’s movement sustain the call for change

In the aftermath of the largest peaceful march ever to take place in the US and globally following Donald Trump’s inauguration, critics are asking if the diverse range of protests that spread like a Mexican wave across five continents on 21 January can sustain the energy. Who is the women’s movement, and why is it […]

February 2, 2017 Themes: Gender equality Programs: News

The Saeanna Chingamuka Internship Programme

The Saeanna Chingamuka Internship Programme

On 15 January 2017 Gender Links announced the Saeanna Chingamuka Internship programme of the Gender and Media Diversity Centre during a memorial ceremony after the untimely passing away of the founding manager of the centre on 24 December 2016. Chingamuka earned a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree at Midlands State University in Zimbabwe. She began […]

January 15, 2017 Themes: Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

A tribute to Saeanna Chingamuka

A tribute to Saeanna Chingamuka

By Colleen Lowe Morna, GL CEO Amai na Baba Saeanna; handzvadzi, hama ne shamwari: Saeanna yanga iri tsvarakadenga yai nganikira kwese kwese kwaienda! Family and friends, there is a word in Shona – tsvarakadenga- that literally translated means “one who lights up the skies.” Saeanna was one such person. I pride myself on being one […]

January 15, 2017 Themes: Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

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

Press Release: “Hyena” Jail sentence is a failure to justice for women and girls in Africa

22nd Nov 2016 / Lilongwe – Malawi Women’s human rights organization alongside cultural and religious leaders from African countries currently meeting in Lilongwe, Malawi have condemned in the strongest terms the “lenient” sentence passed on a man arrested for knowingly sexually violating women and allegedly infecting  them with HIV-Aids. On Tuesday evening after the two-year […]

The International Association of Women in Radio & Television triple event in South Africa

IAWRT’s three part event – regional conference, gender workshop and inaugural African Film festival took place from 26 to 29 October, 2016 in Johannesburg. The theme of this year’s conference was: The African Woman and The Media: The Prison of Portrayal. The theme was designed to tackle the ways in which women are presented in […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Media Programs: News

Zimbabwe: 4 500 Pupils in early marriage, drop out

OVER 4 500 minors dropped out of school countrywide this year because of early marriage and Government is weighing the possibility of strengthening law enforcement to contain the challenge. In an interview with The Herald, Primary and Secondary Education Minister Dr Lazarus Dokora said the fight against child marriages was far from over. “In secondary […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Education Programs: Gender Justice | News

Zimbabwe: Stiffer Laws on sex offenders Imminent

Government is working on legislation to provide mandatory sentencing for rape and sexual abuse after Cabinet unanimously agreed that there was need for stiffer sentences such as life in prison for perpetrators, Vice President Phelekezela Mphoko has said. Speaking at the commemoration of the International Day of the Girl Child and the launch of the […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Constitutional and legal rights | Gender equality Programs: News

US Elections: Strong men still rule the world!

US Elections: Strong men still rule the world!

9 November: Instead of welcoming its first woman president, the world’s richest and most influential democracy has sent out the frightening message that strong men still rule the world despite the little chinks in the patriarchal armour that we’ve seen in recent years. Eight years ago when Hillary Clinton ran against Barack Obama as the […]

November 22, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Politics Programs: GL Commentary Service

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 […]