Media Education Centres of Excellence

Shiela Mmusi, South Africa

Shiela Mmusi, South Africa

Shiela Mmusi is a Media Studies lecturer at the University of Limpopo’s Communication and Information Studies Department. She teaches Community Media Management, New media and Technology, Broadcasting Policy and Media Law.

Tanzania: Gender and election facts

Tanzania: Gender and election facts

The country’s national elections will take place later this year (2015)- Tanzania’s last opportunity to meet the target of 50% women in political decision making.

Tanzania: New constitution promises gains for women

Tanzania: New constitution promises gains for women

There is great expectation that Tanzania’s ongoing constitution review process will open up a new era in gender relations and improve the status of women. Women’s rights, according a report on public views on the constitution released by the Constitutional Review Commission (CRC), are the fifth largest human rights category of concern to citizens.

Gender, elections and 50/50

Gender, elections and 50/50

Whenever there is an election in the country, be it general or local government elections, women make up the majority of the voters, yet they are hardly present in decision making structures. Women bear the brunt of social ills and cast their votes in the hope to improve their lives and those of their families. Women suffer more from water shortages and poor infrastructure, and these problems could be addressed effectively if fellow women held the top positions.

Husbands deprive their wives of political rights

Husbands deprive their wives of political rights

‘Politics is a dirty game’ – a well-known saying, that may ring true, but hinders people’s electoral participation, either as a voter or a contesting leader. However non-participation is more of a reality for women. This unequal participation is not only due to their unequal political and economic standing in society, but due to patriarchal attitudes that allow husbands to dictate their wives political choices.

Tanzania: Equal education for elections

In order to get the best people to lead our communities and develop our areas, pre-election education is crucial. The pre- election period is very important because it provides an opportunity for voter registration and for government to raise awareness about the election process. Article 14 of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development also emphasises the need for women’s equal access to information and education. This is especially important during the election periods, so all citizens know how and when to register and vote.

Survivante de Violences Basées sur le Genre : Hanitra raconte

Cet article raconte l’histoire d’une jeune femme survivante de violence conjugale, et la façon Á  travers laquelle elle a pu surmonter cette étape de sa vie. Grâce aux conseils du Centre d’Ecoute et de conseils juridiques, elle a pu se libérer et obtenir une pension alimentaire pour ses deux enfants.

Enter for awards at SADC Gender Protocol Summit

This is a call to institutions of higher learning offering journalism and media education and training in the SADC region to enter for awards on gender mainstreaming into journalism and media education and training curriculum at the regional SADC Gender Protocol Summit to be held from 22 – 24 April 2013 in Johannesburg.

Gender mainstreaming Centres of Excellence in Media Education and Training

Gender mainstreaming Centres of Excellence in Media Education and Training

This concept paper outlines the process to establish Gender mainstreaming Centres of Excellence in Journalism and Media Education and Training in institutions of higher learning in Southern Africa. The process emerges from the Gender in Media Education Audit. The Audit measured if and how gender is mainstreamed in journalism and media education and training.

Gender in Media Education: An audit of Gender in Journalism & Media Education and Training

Gender in Media Education: An audit of Gender in Journalism & Media Education and Training

The Gender in Media Education in Southern Africa (GIME) is the most comprehensive audit yet undertaken of the gender dimensions of journalism and media education and training in tertiary institutions in Southern Africa.

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