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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

SA: Rewriting Herstory on Women in politics

SA: Rewriting Herstory on Women in politics

Johannesburg, 14 May: In celebration of World Press Freedom Day Gender Links (GL) held a webinar under the theme Rewriting Herstory: Women in Politics Lessons from Winnie Mandela. This webinar looked at the media coverage that unfolded during Winnie-Madikizela Mandela’s passing. With the focal point, being on Women in Politics the conversation centred itself in […]

May 14, 2018 Themes: Media 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 […]

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 […]

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

SADC Mirror on the Media launched at CSW

SADC Mirror on the Media launched at CSW

By Colleen Lowe Morna Gender Links (GL), in partnership with the government of Malawi and UN Women launched its innovative online media monitoring tool at a packed event during CSW 62 last week. GL’s “mirror on the media” is the product of years of monitoring – see here -showing that women represent less than one […]

March 26, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | GMMP | Media Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media

CSW 62: Online violence pushed her out of journalism

CSW 62: Online violence pushed her out of journalism

By Tarisai Nyamweda New York, 15 March: Violence against women online and women journalists in particular has been a key topic through out the first week of the Commission on the Status of Women. Women journalists are constantly faced with trolling, insults, cyberstalking,  slutshaming, revenge pornography amongst other things as they try to get their […]

March 22, 2018 Themes: Gender and Media Awards | Gender equality | Media Programs: Gender & Media

Zim: I Returned to my Country a Stranger

Zim: I Returned to my Country a Stranger

In August 2000, Violet Gonda left her home country to study for an MA in International Journalism in London. She expected it would be for one year. However, she was to spend the next 17 years in exile as a result of being banned from returning to Zimbabwe by President Robert Mugabe’s regime. But she […]

March 21, 2018 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media