The Glass Ceilings: Women and Men in Southern African Media study is a comprehensive audit of women and men in Southern African media houses. Spanning 14 countries over a year starting in July 2008, Gender Links (GL) conducted the study in partnership with a network of researchers, gender and media activists and partners in the Gender and Media Southern Africa (GEMSA) network as well as the Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC).

The research covered media houses (as opposed to newsrooms) in countries in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) – Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe – except Angola. This study, presents the data and findings from 126 media houses (approximately half of all media houses) in 14 of the 15 SADC countries, representing 23 678 employees.

See attached document for the Executive summary from the regional report. Click here for the Launch Workshops report.

Click on the links below to read the country reports.

Botswana DRC Lesotho Madagascar Malawi
Mauritius Mozambique Namibia South Africa Swaziland
Tanzania Zambia Zimbabwe