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Children refuse to stay with mother, brand her a witch_New Vision Newspaper_13 April 2015

Children refuse to stay with mother, brand her a witch_New Vision Newspaper_13 April 2015

Name of article: Children refuse to stay with mother, brand her a witch (subtle stereotype) Name of Publication: New Vision Newspaper (gender blind) Date: 13 April 2015 Country: Zambia The story portrays the mother as a bad person who practices serious witchcraft such that her own children refuses to stay with her, which is a […]

Why Daily News thrives against all odds Name of publication: Daily News Date: 9 April 2015

Why Daily News thrives against all odds Name of publication: Daily News Date: 9 April 2015

Name of article: Why Daily News thrives against all odds Name of publication: Daily News Date: 9 April 2015 Country: Zimbabwe Theme: Gender Equality Skills: Language Genre: News GEM classification: Gender Aware Description: This is a profile of Associated Newspapers of Zimbabwe (ANZ) Group Chief Operating Officer, Sharon Samushonga, who has managed to lead the […]

Let’s fight sex-related violence (GBV gender aware)_Zambia Daily Newspaper_13 April 2015

Name of article:  Let’s fight sex-related violence (GBV gender aware) Name of Publication: Zambia Daily Mail Newspaper Date: 13 April 2015 Country: Zambia The story calls on stakeholders to fight sex related cases which are on the increase in Zambia. This story is gender aware story that gives an account of the experience of a […]

Woman referree breaks barriers_The Post Newspaper_2 April 2015_

Woman referree breaks barriers_The Post Newspaper_2 April 2015_

Name of article/story: Woman referee breaks barriers Name of Publication/Radio/Television station: The Post Newspaper Date: 2 April 2015 Country: Lesotho Theme: General Genre: News GEM classification: Gender-aware Description: Woman referee breaks barriers, is a story about a local sportswoman who successfully earned a career in football coaching and refereeing through hard work, perseverance and determination. […]

Winning for women

Winning for women

Over the past week, after years of deliberation, Botswana took the monumental decision to sign the SADC Gender Protocol. The protocol advises on how best to achieve equal and meaningful participation of women in all areas of life. The signing represents a historic moment for Gender Links, who have been advocating for its implementation in […]

May 15, 2017 Themes: Protocol Programs: News

South Africa: Zapiro cartoon misses the mark

South Africa: Zapiro cartoon misses the mark

Johannesburg, 18 March: Zapiro is at it again. Yes, again because he had a similar cartoon in 2008. The popular cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro) has revived his 2008 cartoon, just different players now. Zapiro’s latest cartoon published in the Daily Maverick, shows two men and one woman pinning down a woman wearing a South African […]

April 18, 2017 Themes: Media | Sexual violence Programs: Gender & Media | Virtual Resource Centre VRC

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

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