With support from the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), GL and the Johannesburg-based Institute for the Advancement of Journalism (IAJ) ran a one-year pilot project on mainstreaming gender in key courses offered by the IAJ in 2001.

The article on the project, Challenging Gender Stereotypes in the Media [pdf format 36 KB] was published in the FES magazine.

With support from the EU CWCI Fund and FES, and working in partnership with the IAJ, GL produced a “Gender in Media Training: A Southern African Toolkit” a training manual for media trainers on mainstreaming gender in media training in the first half of 2002.

A 2003 paper, Mainstreaming Gender into Media Education 2003“, by Colleen Lowe Morna and Pauliina Shilonga,  serves as an interim report of a three-year pilot project on mainstreaming gender into entry-level journalism education, which the Department of Media Technology at the Polytechnic of Namibia and Gender Links embarked on in 2002. This has since been documented in Gender in  Entry Level Journalism.

The Gender and Media Diversity Centre has created a community of media trainers committed to gender, media and diversity who initiated the Gender in Media Education (GIME) audit.

This in turn has given rise to Centres of Excellence for Gender Mainstreaming in Media Education.