Gender & Media

SA: GL & SANEF to launch Glass Ceilings report

SA: GL & SANEF to launch Glass Ceilings report

Read the Executive Summary |  Read the press release |  Read article in the Daily Maverick |  Buy the book The third Glass Ceilings survey of South African media launched on 19 October – national press freedom day – 2018 shows that (CUT) there have been dramatic shifts in the race and gender composition of […]

October 19, 2018 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media | Research

Press release: Sexism persists in SA media

Press release: Sexism persists in SA media

Johannesburg, 19 October: Gender Links (GL) and the South Africa National Editors Forum (SANEF) will on 19 October, SA Freedom Day, launch the latest Glass Ceiling: Women in South African media houses research at Emoyeni Conference Centre in Johnnesburg, at 4.30 pm. Despite the equal proportions of women men in the media sector the media […]

October 19, 2018 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media

Hobbled by misogyny in SA’s media

Hobbled by misogyny in SA’s media

By Colleen Lowe Morna and Glenda Daniels Johannebsurg, 19 October : A presstitute, a whore, a harridan, an animal and a quisling: these are just a few of the misogynous labels that one of South Africa’s best known black women editors has endured in cyber space as she has stood up boldly against state capture. […]

October 19, 2018 Themes: Gender and Media Awards | Gender equality | Media Programs: Gender & Media

Glass Ceilings: Women in South African media houses 2018

Glass Ceilings: Women in South African media houses 2018

South Africa, October 2018

October 17, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Media Programs: Gender & Media

Muvaki is here: Part 2 – Letter to my Only Sibling

Muvaki is here: Part 2 – Letter to my Only Sibling

Museyamwa! I never really imagined what it would look like when we both have kids, and here we are. To be honest I am still trying to figure it out and see what we look like now, before I start planning family holidays to Kruger National Park, Vic Falls and Disney Land…       […]

October 10, 2018 Themes: Children Programs: News

SA: Herstory needs to be rewritten and read

SA: Herstory needs to be rewritten and read

By Colleen Lowe Morna, Tarisai Nyamweda and Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 21 September: Heroes of history: so reads many a text book that shapes young minds. As Women’s Month in August turns to Heritage Month in September, the Sheroes of Herstory that briefly take centre stage fade into the background. Male narratives once more dominate. This year’s […]

September 21, 2018 Themes: Governance | Politics Programs: Gender & Governance | News

Swaziland: Only 14% Women in elections race

Swaziland: Only 14% Women in elections race

By Ncane Maziya Mbabane, 17 September: Out of the 670 candidates that will contest for the secondary elections in both MP and Indvuna Yenkhundla, only 98 (14%) women candidates remain to contest against their male counterparts. Again the “Vote for a Woman” campaign has not made the desired results as more men than women won […]

September 20, 2018 Themes: Politics Programs: News | Women in Politics

South Africa: I breastfeed because I can

South Africa: I breastfeed because I can

Dear Mambo, At 14.5 months you still drink A LOT of milk. I am completely unapologetic. I am quite aware that perhaps by next year you may not still be breastfeeding, and to be honest it breaks my heart. I have always told anyone who asks (and many have) when I will stop breastfeeding and […]

September 10, 2018 Themes: Children | Health | Reproductive health Programs: News

Cyber bullying; an emerging threat to female leadership

Cyber bullying; an emerging threat to female leadership

By: Boitshepo Balozwi This weekend in Gaborone the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians met under the umbrella of the 49th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Africa Region Conference. The focus of the women centered symposium was cyberbullying, and how it impedes on the rights and privileges of female members of parliament. Convening the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians meeting on Saturday […]

September 3, 2018 Themes: Gender based violence | ICT's Programs: News

Botswana: HIV wears a female face

Botswana: HIV wears a female face

According to the UNAIDS When Women Lead; Change Happens report of 2017, HIV and AIDS is today the, “…leading cause of death among women aged 30 – 49 globally.” Compounding this figure is information from the same report, which states that 18.6 million women and girls are currently living with HIV globally with one million […]

September 3, 2018 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: HIV/AIDS