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Deliberate actions to achieve gender equality in media needed

Deliberate actions to achieve gender equality in media needed

By Tarisai Nyamweda  Pretoria, 4 October: Deliberate. Deliberate was the word of the day at the recently convened Women in Media Dialogue hosted by Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) in partnership with Media 24. The dialogue sought to create a conversation for communicators and media to propose concrete actions and to address gender inequalities […]

Mauritius: The flu of misogyny

Mauritius: The flu of misogyny

Mauritius; 3 July: This winter we have yet again been hit by a disease, an illness from which many of us suffer. Symptoms are mostly manifested on social media in the form of comments under news articles or in the form of edited videos. It is an illness which crawls under our skin, affecting our […]

Malawi: Putting MGDS III Under gender microscope

Malawi: Putting MGDS III Under gender microscope

By: Dyson Mthawanji Malawi: Last year, Malawi launched the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy III (MGDS III). When government distributed the signed 215-page book to all who attended the launch ceremony, everyone rushed to the office or home and peruse the pages mainly the chapters they were interested in. MGDS III is a national development […]

May 9, 2019 Themes: Agriculture | Economics | Education | Gender equality | ICT's Programs: News

Principles for Governing the Internet: A Comparative Analysis

Part of the UNESCO Series on Internet Freedom There are a large number of internet governance guidelines and declarations. This publication is  a review of these documents. UNESCO has a mandate to conduct a study on internet-related issues o access to information, privacy and the ethical dimensions of the information society.    

Co-creating Feminist Narratives beyond Shrinking Spaces

African Women’s Development and Communication Network (Femnet) Annual Report 2017 The 2017 Backdrop and Amplifying African Women’s Bold Voices The impact of Femnet in 2017 in women’s leadership in regional agendas, leadership in digital space and dismantling macroeconomics.

Global Information Society Watch 2013

The World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 recognised  ICTs as critical in achieving gender equality. Since then the internet has become a critical global resource enabling women to exercise their rights. Access to the internet enables women to participate in the economy and determine their social and political life. However, we need to […]

Whose (on)line is it anyway?

Whose (on)line is it anyway?

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 5 December: Misogyny and abuse, crude insults, sexual harassment, trolling, ridicule the list goes on are some of the forms of violence women face as they try to participate in dialogue, debate and make their voices and presence count online. As we celebrate 16 Days of activism issues of online safety […]

December 5, 2018 Themes: Gender based violence | Gender equality | ICT's | Media Programs: News

Zimbabwe: Constance Chinyemba

“The COE programme made me to be abreast with times. The ICT training empowered me and the networking skills I attained further widened my horizon and gave me enough space to showcase my capabilities.” Participated in all COE workshops and national summits. She participated in the 2012 regional summit and emerged as a winner under […]

October 5, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change | ICT's Programs: Protocol @ work

Cyber bullying; an emerging threat to female leadership

Cyber bullying; an emerging threat to female leadership

By: Boitshepo Balozwi This weekend in Gaborone the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians met under the umbrella of the 49th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Africa Region Conference. The focus of the women centered symposium was cyberbullying, and how it impedes on the rights and privileges of female members of parliament. Convening the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians meeting on Saturday […]

September 3, 2018 Themes: Gender based violence | ICT's Programs: News

Global: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

Global: Celebrating World Press Freedom Day

Johannesburg, 2 May: On 3 May, we commemorate World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) under the theme “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law”. This year’s celebrations take place amidst the strengthening of the #MeToo campaign concerning sexual harassment (online and offline), safety of female journalists and campaigns against gender pay gaps […]