Gender & Media

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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

We can back SA’s golden girl by challenging stereotypes

We can back SA’s golden girl by challenging stereotypes

By Colleen Lowe Morna, Johannesburg, 4 May: I remember well when Caster Semenya came home after her first gold win and the controversy it stirred over her sex. Among the many placards at the airport, one carried by a young man read: “Don’t worry Caster, I will marry you!” In other words, she would be […]

May 4, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Human Rights | Sexuality | Sports Programs: Gender & Media

SA: Media important in highlighting GBV issues

SA: Media important in highlighting GBV issues

By Yolanda Dyantyi Johannesburg, 3 May :The 3rd of May marked another year of world press day where it celebrated the significance of freedom of press and freedom of expression which is enshrined in Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What is important for reflection on this particular day is that in […]

May 4, 2018 Themes: Gender violence | Media Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Governance | Gender & Media

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)

SA: Journalists continue to face challenges

SA: Journalists continue to face challenges

by Sandiswa Manana Johannesburg, 3 May: Media stakeholders including government officials, civil society, media activists journalists and editors met on 3 May in Johannesburg, South Africa to celebrate and engage on World Press Freedom under the theme “ ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law’ . Panellists at the event raised […]

May 4, 2018 Themes: Human Rights | Media Programs: Gender & Media

Global: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

Global: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

Johannesburg, 2 May: On 3 May, we commemorate World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) under the theme “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law”. This year’s celebrations take place amidst the strengthening of the #MeToo campaign concerning sexual harassment (online and offline), safety of female journalists and campaigns against gender pay gaps […]

Invitation: Rewriting herstory webinar

Invitation: Rewriting herstory webinar

As part of celebrating World Press Freedom Day Gender Links and the Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC) will be hosting a webinar on 14 May from 11.00am -12.30 pm under the theme Rewriting Herstory: Women in Politics, lessons from Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. This press freedom webinar seeks to discuss portrayal of women in politics and […]

April 30, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender & Media

The Girl From Serpally

The Girl From Serpally

Jayanti Buruda, recipient of the first NWMI (2017-18), describes her challenging journey from a village in the remote Malkangiri district of Odisha to becoming the first Adivasi girl to study and become a journalist. She feels the NWMI Fellowship recognised her potential and allowed her to follow her dream. My name is Jayanti Buruda. I […]

April 11, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender & Media

South Africa: More than just Mandela’s ex wife

South Africa: More than just Mandela’s ex wife

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 6 April: As South Africa mourns the passing of veteran and anti-apartheid legend Winnie Madikizela-Mandela varying narratives of her roles in society as a freedom fighter, politician, a leader, a woman and mother have emerged in the media. An ENCA trailer when the news broke out called her the hero or […]

April 6, 2018 Themes: Feminism | Media | Politics Programs: Gender & Governance | Gender & Media