VRC Case studies

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. […]

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 […]

Bleak future faces children raised in pubs_Malawi News_April 25-May 1, 2016

Bleak future faces children raised in pubs_Malawi News_April 25-May 1, 2016

Name of article:  Bleak future faces children raised in pubs Name of Publication: Malawi News Date: April 25-May 1, 2016 Country: Malawi Genre: Newspaper article GEM Classification: Blatant Stereotype Skill: Portrayal Theme: sex worker The story is about some commercial sex workers in Mzuzu who are raising their children in pubs to earn a living. […]

Zambia: Chief stands up against child marriage

A Zambian chief is standing up against child marriages in Zambia .Highlighting her transformative leadership, Chief Mwenda speaks passionately about her mission to end child marriage in Zambia, starting first in her own chiefdom. Mwenda is breaking an old age custom on early child marriages

Zimbabwe: Gender Commission challenged to influence equality

The newly established Zimbabwe Gender Commission has been challenged to influence the attainment of 50/50 in all decision-making structures and in all sectors of the economy. This is in line with the targets of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development. Read more

Women kick their way into football_Times of Zambia_17 April 2017

Women kick their way into football_Times of Zambia_17 April 2017

Name of article/story: Women kick their way into football Name of Publication: Times of Zambia Date: 17 April 2015 Country: Zambia Football is a game which from time immemorial has been considered to be that for men or boys. The gender roles assigned by society have prescribed football as a game to be played by […]

La tendance fitness s’accelere_Le Defi Quotidien_28 April 2015

La tendance fitness s’accelere_Le Defi Quotidien_28 April 2015

Name of article: La tendance fitness s’accelere Name of publication: Le Defi Quotidien Date: 28 April 2015 Country: Mauritius Theme: Arts GEM Classification: Blatant Stereotype Genre: News Skill: Language This article makes clear mention about the trend of Zumba and aerobic dance in Mauritius. Vivid picture of women rehearsing in dance classes comes with this […]