GMDC research

This GMDC online repository consists of research and theses from academics, students, activists and organisations on the issues of gender, media and diversity. The centre believes that research is key to successful knowledge creation.

Mainstreaming gender in the SADC region: The experience of UNIFEM Southern Africa Regional office

The programme is focused on the institutional development and capacity building through gender analysis training, seminars, internships project and policy reviews. The aim was to equip SADC sectors, national machineries […]

September 1, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender & Governance | Gender Justice | Women in Politics

Evaluation of the engendering SADC parliaments projects

This is a report of the evaluation of the project on Engendering SADC parliaments implement by the SADC parliamentary forum in partnership with the SARDC and SADC Gender unit over […]

September 1, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Governance Programs: Gender & Governance | Human Rights

Citizen’s Report Card on Citizen’s satisfaction with family planning services

This was conducted in two districts of Gulu and Luwero to measure citizen’s satisfaction with family planning services, using a citizen’s report card. A citizen’s report card is one type […]

August 31, 2016 Themes: Health | Sexuality Programs: Research | Research Project

Children are the cradle of life_ Radio Kwizera FM_ 04 August 2016

Name of Story: Children are the cradle of life Name of station: Radio Kwizera FM country: Tanzania Date: 04 August 2016 FUNGUKAMWANAKWETU_AuleriaGabriel_042016.mp3 If the artefact is more than 50 MB, […]

Women on Land ownership_ Radio free Africa_ 05 August 2016

Name of Publication: Radio free Africa Name of the story: Women on Land ownership Country: Tanzania   Makala ya haki ya kumiliki ardhi Na usawa wa kijinsia_Eagan P. Salla_Tanzania_052016.mp3 If […]

August 5, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender & Media | Gender Aware

” Age is Just a Number, Init? ” : Interrogating Perceptions of Age and Women within Social Gerontology

Coming afresh to the field of social gerontology, some of the ideas abounding within the discourse seem counter intuitive or downright odd; the idea of the ageing body as a “masking […]

Rethinking domestic water resource management: a shift from gender–biased to gender–based approach

Historically, socially and economically, women in many societies have been given the onerous responsibility of travelling long distances, often in unfavourable weather conditions, to carry home containers of water on […]

Contesting Masculinities: A Study of Selected Texts of Resistance to Conscription into the South African Defence Force (SADF) in the 1980s

The theoretical framework for this thesis and analysis of primary texts revolves around the problem of conscription into the South African Defence Force (SADF) in the 1980s. The ideology of […]

May 23, 2016 Themes: Conflict | Sexuality | War Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

“Just trying to live our lives”: gay, lesbian and bisexual students’ experiences of being “at home” in university residence life

Higher education in South Africa is faced with a paramount task to help erode the social and structural inequalities that have been inherited from the Apartheid system (Department of Education […]

May 23, 2016 Themes: LGBTI Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

A study of South African newspapers’ coverage of HIV and AIDS pandemic and audience attitudes in Limpopo Province

The South African mass media have been actively involved in the efforts to address the country’s HIV and AIDS pandemic. Their news contents are well received by the general public, […]

May 18, 2016 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Migration and body politics: a study of migrant women workers in Belleville, Cape Town

Migration has become very prominent in South Africa, and unlike most countries on the continent, it is an extremely prominent destinations for migrants. The country attracts migrants because there is […]

Progression of Media House_ Radio Kwizera_ 03 August 2016

    Station name: Radio Kwizera Country: Tanzania Synopsis : 200 words Sum up the situation of the Media House – how far has it come, how far has it progressed, […]