Radio Resource Pack – Tune into GEM Summit

Date: October 18, 2010
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SADC, GENDER AND THE MEDIA – Radio Resource Pack on the Media Provisions on the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development

The SADC Protocol on Gender and Development, adopted by Heads of State in August 2008, is a unique sub-regional instrument that brings together all commitments to ending gender equality and sets 28 targets to be achieved by 2015. The Protocol calls on the media to mainstream gender in all laws, policies, and training. As in other areas of decision-making, the media is called on to make sure that there are equal numbers of women and men in all areas and at all levels by 2015 and that they are given equal voice in all coverage. The media is urged to challenge stereotypes and to be sensitive in its coverage of topics like gender violence.

It is against this background that gender and media activists gathered in Johannesburg for the fourth gender and media summit in October 2010. Under the banner, Gender, Media, Diversity and Change, trainers, analysts, activists and practitioners measured progress against the provisions of the Protocol.


Broadcasters are welcome to use the interviews for their coverage of the GEM Summit, progress report launches, and gender in the media in general. Produced in collaboration with CMFD Productions and supported by FES, the Tune into GEM Summit Radio Resource Pack includes downloadable audio files, interview summaries, suggested cues, and background information.

More Interviews and producers notes

Click here for interviews about media monitoring and who makes the news…

Click here for interviews about regulation, consumer watchdogs, and gender in media education and training…

Click here for interviews about glass ceilings in the media from women journalists and editors…

Click here for interviews about media coverage of GBV and HIV/AIDS

Click here for interviews in French and Portuguese…

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The 2010 Gender and Media Summit is organised under the overarching theme of Gender, Media, Diversity and Change: Taking Stock, taking place against the backdrop of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development that calls for gender parity within the media, as well as equal voice and fair treatment of women and men in editorial content by 2015.

Click here for information, presentations, and media resources.


Download : GEM Summit participants comment on progress
Download : Lavinia Mohr on the GMMP
Download : Pat Made on the Gender and Media Education audit

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