Women & Media


Time for action on gender equity in the media
17 Apr 2016

Time for action on gender equity in the media

Women make up 52 per cent of the population in Africa, yet comprise a mere 19 per cent of news sources in Southern Africa. It’s an example of the widespread “gender–based censorship” that exists in the media and more should be done about it.  Imagine a world where women and men could walk into a media house and ask to share their story on the...

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Women in the crosshairs on the internet
11 Apr 2016

Women in the crosshairs on the internet

New communication technology can be a blessing, but in some instances, it can be a curse. One of the darker aspects to emerge in the digital era is the sheer amount of hate and violent speech aimed at women on the internet. The amount and tone of vitriol spewed on women’s social network pages and tweets directed at women, especially at women human rights defenders,...

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