Women’s Political Participation  Programme Manager

Tarisai Nyamweda first joined Gender Links as a media research and policy intern from the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) in Zimbabwe. It is at this time that she became actively involved in media monitoring and research. Upon completion of her Honours studies she returned to GL as Media Programme Officer in 2012. She has coordinated several major research studies including the 2020 and 2015 SADC Gender and Media Progress Study, The Glass Ceilings research in South Africa newsrooms (2018)  and Gender and Diversity in TV Media (2019).  She contributes annually to the media chapter of the SADC Gender Protocol Barometer.  She serves as an Advisor for the Journalism Initiative on GBV (JiG) a brainchild of The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University. She is also an Alumni of Amex/Common Purpose having completed the American Express Leadership Academy Southern Africa course in 2021. She holds a BSc Honours degree in Journalism and Media Studies. Nyamweda is currently a Masters of Arts, Media Studies student from the University of Witwatersrand who  has a particular research interest in cyber misogyny against female journalists and its impact on Journalism practice.

Learning journey:



2012 – 2013

2011 – 2012