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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.

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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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Botswana: Election reflection

31 October 14
Regional relevance: Botswana
Gaborone, 31 October: When Botswana went to the polls a week ago, GL correspondents spoke to voters about the participation and representation of women in politics. Most expressed disappointment and disillusionment with the First Past the Post system, the low number of female political candidates and the reality... [read more]
 

Rose Tumba Kaja : première femme bâtonnière en RDC

28 October 14
Regional relevance: DRC
La Congolaise est encore à l’honneur. Et cette fois, c’est au niveau de la haute magistrature que cela se passe. Pour la première fois, Me Rose Tumba Kaja a été nommée bâtonnière au barreau de Lumbumbashi, ville de la vaste province minière du Katanga au sud de la République Démocratique du Congo. [read more]

Militer en faveur d’une loi unique en matière de dot en RD Congo

28 October 14
Regional relevance: DRC
En République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), le mariage, qui est l’union légale entre l’homme et la femme, nécessite certains préalables, notamment le versement de la dot. Cette vielle tradition de la culture bantoue fait partie des critères qui prouvent que le futur époux sera en mesure de prendre bien... [read more]

Moçambique: aumentam casos de gravidez precoce

28 October 14
Regional relevance: Mozambique, Southern Africa (SADC)
Maputo, 28 de Outubro: Em Moçambique, aumentam os casos de gravidez preoce em jovens adolescentes até aos 18 anos de idade. [read more]

Zimbabwe: Mulheres conquistam mais assentos no Parlamento

27 October 14
Regional relevance: Southern Africa (SADC), Zimbabwe
Maputo, 27 de Outubro: Mulher Zimbabueana luta pelos seus direitos cívicos e pela equidade do género. Como corolário dessa batalha rumo à justiça social e pela sua dignificação na sociedade, a mulher zimbabueana, acaba de conquistar mais assentos no parlamento zimbabweano, com a eleição de 18 deputadas, na... [read more]

Botswana: Elections- Our fight is not over

24 October 14
Regional relevance: Botswana, Malawi, South Africa
Gaborone, 24 October: As Batswana head to the polls today for the 11th National Elections, the question remains: where are the women in politics? As we cast our votes today, many women and gender activists are aware that the faces and voices of women remain underrepresented and drowned out by those of men. [read more]

Le sort toujours peu enviable des femmes de Nyiragongo et Rutchuru en RDC

23 October 14
Regional relevance: DRC
Dans des villages du territoire de Nyiragongo, les charges de la famille pèsent encore et toujours sur les femmes. Celles-ci s’occupent des activités champêtres au quotidien alors que leurs maris passent la plupart de leur temps dans les buvettes à siroter la bière locale. Cette situation est d’autant plus... [read more]

La tradition des jumeaux de Mananjary à Madagascar : une coutume qui bafoue le genre

23 October 14
Regional relevance: Madagascar
Considérés depuis toujours comme une source de malédiction pour l'ethnie Antambahoaka, les jumeaux de Mananjary, localité du sud est de Madagascar, sont encore rejetés par la société. Si on ne les met plus à mort comme autrefois, ils sont toujours mal perçus et abandonnés. Plusieurs finissaient adoptés... [read more]

Moçambique: Género, Eleições e Mídia

13 October 14
Regional relevance: Mozambique
Maputo, 13 de Outubro: Moçambique realiza a 15 de Outubro corrente, as quintas eleições gerais e as segundas eleições dos membros das assembleias provinciais. [read more]
 

Moçambique: Género e Eleições

13 October 14
Regional relevance: Mozambique
Maputo, 13 de Outubro: : Moçambique realiza a 15 de Outubro próximo, as quintas eleições gerais e a primeira eleição dos membros das assembleias provinciais. Para esta eleição concorrem três candidatos presidenciais, nomeadamente, Filipe Nyusi, pela Frelimo - partido no poder, Afonso Dhlakama, pela Renamo -... [read more]
 
 
 
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