Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

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

Father’s Day: Death in a time of mothering

Father’s Day: Death in a time of mothering

By Shaudzirai Mudekunye Recently Mambo, Tatenda and I lost a most beloved family member, my dad, Sekuru vaMambo. She was, at the time his first and only grand child and though it means a lot to me that he loved her so, I am still torn to pieces at the thought of it all. I am […]

June 13, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Health Programs: Gender Aware

Role & Sustainability of African Regional NGOs

Role & Sustainability of African Regional NGOs

Communique: Role and Sustainability of African Regional NGOs, 28-29 May African Regional NGOs (RNGOs) ended a two day round table in Johannesburg with a call to their governments, regional economic commissions, and international co-operating partners to join hands with them in strengthening regional civil society organisations. The self-funded dialogue began as a Southern African initiative […]

Finance women’s rights orgs commit to equality

Finance women’s rights orgs commit to equality

Nairobi, 25th May 2018: The global donor community and international development partners must re-affirm their commitment to gender equality and achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs) by dedicating sufficient funding streams towards this focus. Unless this deliberate and purposeful financing for gender equality and women’s empowerment is realised, all efforts for transformational […]

Botswana: Women in sport in the limelight

Botswana: Women in sport in the limelight

By Gomolemo Rasesigo Gaborone, 21 May: The International Working Group (IWG) on women in sports convened a four day conference in Gaborone from 17- 20 May 2018, under the theme, ‘Determine the future, be the change’. The conference attracted over 1400 participants including athletes, researchers, academics, sports administrators, international development organisations, sports organisations, associations and […]

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May 16, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Partners

Gender Links defines strategies to combat early marriage

By Graça Maria, Maputo, 09 May: Data from the Demographic and Health Survey indicate that in Mozambique, 14% of women between the ages of 20 and 24 were married before the age of 15 and 48% were married before the age of 18. These data place Mozambique among the countries with the highest prevalence of […]

May 9, 2018 Themes: Advertising Programs: Diversity Exchange | Protocol @ work

SA: Free expression is a fundamental human right

SA: Free expression is a fundamental human right

By Mauwane Raophala Johannesburg, 3 May: As we celebrated World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, it is with great sadness that the press continues to be an unsafe environment for the journalists. We need solidarity to continue fighting for press freedom, and protecting our fundamental pillars of free democracy. This year’s global theme was […]

May 4, 2018 Themes: Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)