The Media Action Plan (MAP) on HIV and AIDS and Gender Policy roll out ended in 2009t. The MAP on HIV/AIDS and Gender was a collaborative effort by the Southern African Editors Forum (SAEF) and NGO partners to improve coverage of HIV/AIDS and gender, as well as mitigate the effects of the pandemic on the media industry.
 
Gender Links, GEMSA and the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) coordinated the policy sub-sector of MAP. Building on the pilot projects to develop gender policies in media houses and an audit of gender, HIV and AIDS policies in Southern African newsrooms the policy wing aimed to ensure that 80 percent of media houses across Southern Africa have HIV/AIDS and gender policies by 2008 and to extend the work of MAP to three French speaking countries of SADC.
 
The policy roll out process had a target of 204 media houses in the 14 countries. Below is a breakdown of progress  made on  gender aware HIV and AIDS policies  per country.  The next phase of the  project was focused on gender policies and it began with a target of  60 policies by 2009.Click on each country to view and download the policies.
 
Country (Click on each country)
Target
Policies
1
1
17
17
13
13
17
8
24
21
11
9
26
19
13
6
7
2
7
2
6
6
30
30
20
14
12
0
Total
204
148
Click here to read the 2007, 2008 and 2009 MAP Policy Annual Sector Reviews – March 2009.
 
Click here for  the compendium of policies developed across the region.