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GL Opinion and Commentary Service
 
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The Gender Links (GL) Opinion and Commentary Service provides mainstream media with fresh perspectives on everyday news. The Service is available in English, French and Portuguese.

Activities:

The key activities for the GL Service are:

  • Commissioning and editing of articles for service
  • Working with writers online to improve skills and stories, as well as recruiting new writers and increasing number of writers to the service.
  • Strengthening the reach and distribution by marketing articles and developing and strengthening relationships with editors in South Africa and the region.
  • Tracking the use of the service

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Initiated in 2003, the English service aims to produce ten opinion pieces each month from writers across Africa and beyond on topical news items. To contribute to the English service, send your story ideas to editor@genderlinks.org.za

The Francophone Service is also available and is anchored in the GL Francophone office. The service produces an average of eight articles every month different from those produced on the English Service. The Francophone Service caters for all French readers and receives contributions from DRC, Madagascar and Mauritius. To contribute to the French Service, send your story ideas to francophone@genderlinks.org.za

Launched in 2011, the Portuguese Service is anchored in the GL Lusophone office. It aims to produce news on various issues including gender and climate change, an issue that affects Mozambique most. Journalists from Mozambique have been recipients of the GL gender and climate change reporting and the gender and economic reporting. The service will soon expand to Angola. To contribute to the Portuguese Service, send your story idea to lusophone@genderlinks.org.za

The articles on all services are uploaded on the GL website for online viewing and sent via the GL list - serve. The French and Portuguese articles are sent to the Francophone and Lusophone list-serves respectively. The pieces are also sent to editors in the region and beyond for republishing in their newspapers and other media outlets.

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*When publishing articles from the Gender Links Opinion and Commentary Service, the Service must be cited.

 

Maryse Ngalula ou la promotion des femmes artistes en RDC

31 July 14
Regional relevance: DRC
L’œuvre artistique de la femme congolaise n’est pas souvent considérée comme elle le devrait, ni jugée à sa juste valeur car la femme artiste est souvent utilisée comme un objet et non comme un sujet à part entière alors qu’elle a le talent et toutes les compétences pour être le leader d’un groupe... [read more]

Hôpital Vaovao Mahafaly dans le district de Mandritsara à Madagascar: 15 ans de lutte contre la fistule obstétrique

31 July 14
Regional relevance: Madagascar
Des milliers de femmes et de jeunes filles souffrent de fistule obstétrique à Madagascar. Chaque année, les nouveaux cas sont estimés à 5000. L’élimination de la fistule obstétrique a été initiée en 2003 par le Fonds des Nations Unies pour la Population (UNFPA) et ses partenaires au niveau mondial mais... [read more]

Southern Africa: The 10th SADC Civil Society Forum comes to a close

30 July 14
Regional relevance: Southern Africa (SADC), Zimbabwe
Harare, 30 July: The 10th SADC Civil Society Forum came to an end today with NGOs and civil society groups tabling their different recommendations for the ‘SADC We Want.' [read more]
 

Southern Africa: Delayed constitutional reviews delays gender equality

30 July 14
Regional relevance: Southern Africa (SADC), Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Harare, 30 July: According to the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer, since 2009, eleven SADC countries have undertaken constitutional [read more]
 

Southern Africa: SADC urged to use new media spearhead development

30 July 14
Regional relevance: Southern Africa (SADC), Zimbabwe
Harare, 30 July: The Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) has urged civil society organisations to utilise new media technologies to promote and advance development initiatives. [read more]
 

Southern Africa: Youth call for inclusion in sustainable development

29 July 14
Regional relevance: Southern Africa (SADC), Zimbabwe
Harare 29 July: Youth leaders have cried foul for being excluded from developmental processes across the Southern African region [read more]
 

Southern Africa:Zimbabwe Minister of Women pledges commitment to gender equality

29 July 14
Regional relevance: Southern Africa (SADC), Zimbabwe
Harare, 29 July: After Zimbabwe Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development, Oppah Muchinguri, launched the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer on the eve of the 10th Southern [read more]
 

Southern Africa: The SADC We Want campaign demands commitment

29 July 14
Regional relevance: Southern Africa (SADC), Zimbabwe
Harare, 29 July: The 10th SADC Civil Society Forum was officially opened yesterday morning with members and various participants agreeing that equality and sustainable development [read more]
 

Southern Africa: Civil society demands gender equality

28 July 14
Regional relevance: Africa, Southern Africa (SADC), Zimbabwe
Harare, 28 July: The SADC Civil Society Forum kicked off in Harare yesterday with over one hundred members from various civil society organisations across southern Africa [read more]
 

Southern Africa: Gender Alliance calls on Zimbabwe to advance equality

28 July 14
Regional relevance: Southern Africa (SADC), Zimbabwe
Harare, 28 July: Oppah Muchinguri, Zimbabwe's Minister of Women Affairs, Gender and Community Development spoke yesterday at the 10th SADC Civil Society Forum and the launch of the 2014 SADC Gender Protocol Barometer, which measures progress to achieving the SADC Gender Protocol. [read more]
 
 
 
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