Are women’s voices well represented or underrespresented in the media? How are women potrayed in the media? Is the media in the region attempting to advance gender equality as espoused in the 2008 SADC Protocol on Gender and Development? If not, how can the media do this better? These are some of the questions that the Virtual Resource Centre (VRC) of the GMDC provides answers to.

The VRC is an online resource centre for trainers, educators, journalists, gender and media activists and students. The VRC consists of gendered analyses of media products such as news, features, opinions, editorials, advertisements etc.

The media alerts are written as training resources and include an analysis of the articles and links to other training resources. The media article under analysis is attached as a jpeg to the case study.

Media alerts and highlights may be searched using the following criteria:
* Country
* Theme
* Skills
* GEM classification
(The GL Gender and Media classification system highlights whether an article illustrates a blatant or subtle gender stereotype; is gender aware or gender blind. Click here to read more on the GEM classification.)

Media alerts and highlights of the day

South Africa: are women free to wear what they want?

Chance for rural women: government focus is on ulocking opportunities for those in rural areas – The New Age

If you would like to contribute to the Virtual Resource Centre or comment on a case study please email media@genderlinks.org.za

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Bonang Matheba sends 10 girls to school_ The new age

Bonang Matheba sends 10 girls to school_ The new age
July 21, 2017 Themes: Education
Programs: Gender Aware | News | Phenomenal Women | VRC Case studies | VRC Clippings

Domestic violence impacts kids_The new age

Domestic violence impacts kids_The new age

Midvaal Local Municipality warns learners on illegal use of substances.

Midvaal Local Municipality warns learners on illegal use of substances.

Midvaal Local Municipality warns learners on illegal use of substances. By Petronell Ngonyama and Tshwaresa Malatji Johannesburg 21 June: As part of Youth Month celebrations, Midvaal Local Municipality one of the local councils engaged in the Gender Links Centres of Excellence in Local Government hosted an Anti-substance abuse and illicit trafficking campaign at New Hope […]

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in South Africa_TM and PN_26 June 2017

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in South Africa_TM and PN_26 June 2017

Shocking HIV and AIDS rate among young women in South Africa Johannesburg, 26 June: HIV and AIDS has a great impact on society, both as an illness and as a source of discrimination. The pandemic also has significant economic impacts. South African youth especially young women are the most vulnerable and are at a high […]

Arthur Mafokate moers jealous lover_ Sunday World live_05 June 2017

Arthur Mafokate moers jealous lover_ Sunday World live_05 June 2017

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. […]

Save Montsho campaighn takes off_Botswana Guardian_12 May 2017

Save Montsho campaighn takes off_Botswana Guardian_12 May 2017

Gaealafshwe, Modongo dominate championship_The midweek sun_9 May 2017

Metropolitan Chess Tourney Returns_The Voice_28 April 2017

Metropolitan Chess Tourney Returns_The Voice_28 April 2017

Would it have happened to a male editor? Verashni and the lynch mob

OPINION: Many journalists/editors have experienced the ugly side of South African journalism, including the backstabbing, the paranoia, misogyny, racism and sexism, not to mention how individuals will lie and try to undermine others to save their jobs, only to be spat out when they too have served their purpose. The lynch mob mentality that has targeted Verashni […]

IWG Empowers women in sport_The Voice_21 April 2017