Media

Botswana: Susan Sekgwa

Susan Sekgwa is a classic example of how a victim of GBV in Serowe Botswana turned into an activist and champion of gender equality through trainings facilitated by Gender Links. The Centres of Excellency Project, funded by DFID, is an innovative programme in Botswana delivered Gender Links helps councils to come up with working documents […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: Human Rights | Media | Sustainable Development Programs: Protocol @ work

Tanzania: Najjat Omar Documentaries on Rape issue and Early Pregnancy

The first Documentary it a story about a father who raped his four daughters and the government (law enforcement) did not make a justice for the girls, and also shows how the girls were abused in Tabora Region. The second Documentary it is about a story of a 16 year old young lady who got […]

September 19, 2018 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | Gender equality | Media | Young Women Programs: Protocol @ work

Tanzania: Media silencing womens voices and stories

Tanzania: Media silencing womens voices and stories

By Yusufu Ahmadi Dar es Salaam, 23 August : The 2018 Gender and News Summit which started  in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania on today  has shown that the media in the country still has a herculean task in promoting womens voices in and through the media. Presenting the statistics on that first-ever UN Women coordinated […]

August 22, 2018 Themes: Media Programs: Advocacy | GEM Summit and Awards | Gender & Media

Tanzania: Data important in telling the gender equality story

Tanzania: Data important in telling the gender equality story

By Khalila Abdul Dar es Salaam, 22 August : Reliable data and statistics are important to help close the gender gap. This was one of the key things discussed at the ongoing Gender and News Summit in Tanzania. Speaking at one of the parallel sessions on data and statistics under the title using data and […]

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

Swaziland: Infojukies

Swaziland – Info Junkies is an information technology company behind the mobile application, GumaSango, to benefit the youth and the general public. The creation of the GumaSango app was inspired by the results of the 2007 study of Violence Against Children and Women in Swaziland which showed a high prevalence of abuse against women and […]

August 17, 2018 Themes: Education | HIV/AIDS | Media Programs: Protocol @ work

Tanzania: UN Women to host gender & media summit

Tanzania: UN Women to host gender & media summit

HE Vice President of Tanzania and UN Women Executive Director to attend Dar es Salaam, TANZANIA: UN Women announced today it will host a Gender and Media Summit on August 22 to 24, 2018 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Focusing on the acceleration of the implementation of the reporting of the Sustainable Development Goals, the […]

July 6, 2018 Themes: Gender and Media Awards | Gender equality | Media Programs: Gender & Media

Tribute to Beata Kasale

Tribute to Beata Kasale

My dear Sister You are one year younger than me. When I heard the news of your passing, I asked: Why?  Why Beata? Yes, you loved a good smoke, and I often joked that you should exercise more, but your Joie de vivre, love of life, would have been enough to keep anyone alive for […]

June 22, 2018 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media

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 […]