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What is the Gender Links News Service?

The Gender Links News Service, formerly known as the Gender Links Opinion and Commentary Service is an innovative multi-media project of Gender Links, a Southern African NGO that promotes gender equality in and through the media, to provide the media with fresh views and voices on current affairs. The service has its roots in the Gender and Media Baseline Study (GMBS), which showed that women's voices and gender issues are grossly under-represented in the media. The service is not only multimedia and of regional relevance, but is tri-lingual, with news and opinion in English, Portuguese and French.

The English service is anchored in Johannesburg, South Africa covering news from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

The French service is based in Mauritius which receives contributions from DRC, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles. The Portuguese Service was launched in 2011. It is anchored in Maputo, carrying stories from Mozambique and Angola.

Why contribute?

  • The media is one of the most powerful forces for influencing societal attitudes and perceptions.
  • As a contributor of the GL News Service, you have the opportunity to share your opinions, and stories with thousands of people across the region and beyond. Through your contribution, you are helping create communication for change that promotes justice and equality.
  • Your work will be distributed throughout the SADC region to our subscribers as well as other media houses for republishing and rebroadcast.
  • The media often call upon GL Service contributors for comment and often work is republished and rebroadcasted internationally on numerous online media platforms.
  • All work is published on our website and on all our social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
  • You can contribute using your preferred medium or any medium you specialise in audio, audio-visual and writing.
  • It’s a good and easy way to get your voice heard, get your work out there and build up your portfolio.
  • Depending on the quality, GL may pay you a small honorarium for your work.

How to contribute?

*When publishing articles from the Gender Links News Service, the Service must be cited.

 

Bénin: Le travail des enfants prend des proportions inquiétantes

28 July 15
Regional relevance: Africa
Cotonou, 28 juillet: Le travail des enfants est un phénomène qui prend de l’ampleur au Bénin. Selon l’enquête à indicateurs multiples réalisée en 2014 par le Fonds des Nations Unies pour l’Enfance (UNICEF), le taux du travail des enfants a progressé ces deux dernières décennies. Il est passé de 34%... [read more]

Maurice: Yasseen Edoo, un handicapé défenseur des droits de ses semblables

28 July 15
Regional relevance: Mauritius
Maurice, 28 juillet: Chances égales. Droits égaux pour tous. A travers le monde, ces slogans sont des moteurs de la démocratie de nombreux pays. Y compris de Maurice, même si la bataille contre la discrimination n’est pas toute à fait gagnée. Et une fois n’est pas coutume, ce sont les personnes en... [read more]

La femme handicapée au Bénin est souvent doublement victime

24 July 15
Regional relevance: Africa
Cotonou, 21 juillet: La discrimination manifestée à l'égard des personnes handicapées est monnaie courante au Bénin. [read more]

Côte d’Ivoire: La société civile plaide pour la réinsertion sociale des usagers de drogues

24 July 15
Regional relevance: Africa
Les trois quarts des fonds engagés dans la lutte contre la drogue en Afrique de l’ouest sont utilisés en priorité pour réprimer et punir. Cet argent va notamment à l’achat d’équipements pour les unités antidrogues et pour la douane mais très peu de fonds sont dédiés à la sensibilisation et à la... [read more]

Bénin: Femmes chefs de ménages: quand les femmes tiennent le gouvernail!

24 July 15
Regional relevance: Africa
Cotonou, 24 juillet: Traditionnellement, les ménages sont dirigés par les hommes. Mais cette tendance s’inverse progressivement au Bénin. Petit à petit, des Béninoises passent du statut de marginalisées et de dominées à celui de responsables des ménages. Appelées «femmes chefs de ménages », elles... [read more]

Côte d’Ivoire Les femmes affichent leur présence à tous les niveaux de la chaine du livre

24 July 15
Regional relevance: Africa
Abidjan, 20 juillet: En Côte d’Ivoire, on note de plus en plus la présence des Ivoiriennes à tous les niveaux de la chaine du livre, tant au niveau de l’écriture, de la librairie que de l’édition. La littérature féminine ivoirienne se porte bien. L’engagement des femmes pour le livre dans ce pays de... [read more]

Mozambique: Casamentos prematuros - Vida incerta da Rita

14 July 15
Regional relevance: Mozambique
Maputo, 14 de Julho: Tenho estado, desde Janeiro de 2015, a estudar o fenómeno dos casamentos prematuros no distrito de Jangamo, sul da província de Inhambane. [read more]
 

Swaziland: Emerging entrepreneurs excel at the Gender summit

09 July 15
Regional relevance: Swaziland
Ezulwini, 9 July: Mbabane Municipal Council Mayor Benito Jones has urged entrepreneurs to steer clear of activities that sabotage their business. [read more]
 

Swaziland: Swazi women in media excel in promoting gender equality

09 July 15
Regional relevance: Swaziland
Ezulwini, 9 July: As organisations such Gender Links and other gender activists are pushing the gender agenda, Swazi media women joined hands in saying ‘Yes We Must!' [read more]
 

Swaziland: Adressing partriarchy in Swaziland

09 July 15
Regional relevance: Swaziland
Ezulwini, 9 July: The second day of the Gender Links national summit was marked with tension and excitement as more than 80 presenters battled it out in various categories. [read more]
 
 
 
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