Six elections took place in Southern Africa in 2009 (South Africa, Malawi, Angola, Botswana, Namibia and Mozambique). Gender Links conducted newsroom training as well as empowerment workshops for women politicians. Click here to view the details.

The 50/50 campaign takes place against the backdrop of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development which aims to ensure equal representation of women and men in all areas of decision-making by 2015. As part of this campaign, the Gender and Media Diversity Centre is holding a series of debates on gender and leadership.