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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.


Zimbabwe: Local Government helps promote gender equality

26 June 15
Regional relevance: Zimbabwe
Harare, 26 June: Zimbabwe local governments have joined other stakeholders in the move to promote gender equality in all spheres. [read more]

Zimbabwe: Women urged to take a stand

26 June 15
Regional relevance: Zimbabwe
Harare, 26 June: A senior government official has urged the women of Zimbabwe to take a firm stand in the promotion of gender equality. [read more]

Zimbabwe: Women must be part of the climate change debate

26 June 15
Regional relevance: Zimbabwe
Harare, 26 June: Climate change has seen Zimbabwe experiencing prolonged droughts, extended dry season's extreme hot summers and cold winters. [read more]

Zimbabwe: Gender summit award winners

26 June 15
Regional relevance: Zimbabwe
Harare, 26 June: Summit winners share their thoughts and hopes for the future. [read more]

Zimbabwe: Media must be gender responsive

26 June 15
Regional relevance: Zimbabwe
Harare, 26 June: Journalists in Zimbabwe have been working in conjunction with Gender Links (GL) to improve gender mainstreaming through the Centres of Excellence (COEs). [read more]

Zimbabwe: Council strives to end gender violence

26 June 15
Regional relevance: Zimbabwe
Harare, 26 June: Makoni Rural District Council (MRDC) is among the various councils that have embarked on different projects that are aimed at curbing Gender Based Violence (GBV). [read more]

Mortalité maternelle et conditions durant l’accouchement: Maurice dégringole-t-il?

26 June 15
Regional relevance: Mauritius
Environ 800 femmes meurent chaque jour à travers le monde de causes évitables liées à la grossesse ou à l’accouchement. Et d’après l’Organisation Mondiale de la Santé, (OMS), 99% de ces décès surviennent dans des pays en développement. Pourtant, cette organisation travaille en étroite collaboration... [read more]

Madagascar : Le mariage des enfants, un fait bien réel

26 June 15
Regional relevance: Madagascar
Le mariage des enfants est un phénomène alarmant dans les pays d’Afrique. Madagascar n’en est pas épargné. La Grande Ile s’est pourtant engagée dans la lutte contre cette pratique pour conscientiser parents, éducateurs et la société dans son ensemble sur le respect des droits de l’enfant.... [read more]

Mauritius: Gender and Climate change: let the women be part of that debate!

25 June 15
Regional relevance: Mauritius
Port-Louis, 25 juin: The 2015 national summit of Gender Links on the SADC Gender Protocol, held at the Gold Crest Hotel in Quatre-Bornes, Mauritius, has helped to bring forward a number of ideas and presentations favouring gender equality and climate change. [read more]

Maurice: 5eme Mauritius: Sommet national de Gender Links: Une cérémonie de clôture réussie!

25 June 15
Regional relevance: Mauritius
Port-Louis, 25 juin: C'est dans la soirée du mardi 23 juin 2015 à l'hôtel Gold Crest de Quatre-Bornes qu'a eu lieu la cérémonie de clôture et de remise des prix du 5e Sommet de Gender Links. [read more]
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