Media Work in Mauritius

Date: December 9, 2019
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Under the Gender and the Media ax, Gender Links Mauritius did several training sessions with media houses and journalists across Mauritius. A strategic and sustainable plan has been by GL through the setting up of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the various media houses to ensure follow-up after the training. GL has equally run gender and media campaigns based on the research titled ‘Gender and Media Progress Study’ (GMPS) done in partnership with media houses and which concluded that women’s views and voices account for a mere 20% of news sources in the Southern Africa media. In October 2018, GL launched the glass ceiling report and GL as a regional office has been conducting a lot of capacity building workshops on gender & media including Research, Policy, and Advocacy

On the 13th and 14th May 2019, GL did a reporting on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) workshop with 14 media houses. The objective was to:  (1) Increase media coverage on SRHR in a human rights perspective so that journalists could challenge discrimination and stereotypes and hold governments accountable to all the regional and global engagements they have taken, as well as the private sector and civil society and (2) Help journalists to better understand the concept of SRHR and its implications so that they write accurate articles and do better journalism while taking into account everyone’s perspective.

The Glass Ceiling 2018 report produced by GL gives useful insights into the representation of women in media houses across South Africa. The full report can be accessed here.

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