We have detected that the browser you are using is no longer supported. As a result, some content may not display correctly.
We suggest that you upgrade to the latest version of any of the following browsers:
         
close notification
 
GL News Service
 
Country Filter:
 
 
 
 

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: Trois femmes candidates à l’élection présidentielle du 28 février

25 January 16
Regional relevance: Africa
Cotonou, 25 janvier : Trois femmes sont dans le starting-block sur un total de 48 candidats retenus par la Commission Electorale Nationale Autonome (CENA) pour l’élection présidentielle du 28 février 2016 au Bénin. Parmi elles, on retrouve deux habituées : Marie Elise Gbedo et Célestine Zanou. Elisabeth... [read more]
 

Bénin : La femme, la première accusée dans les cas de stérilité dans le couple

15 January 16
Regional relevance: Africa
Cotonou, 14 janvier: La fécondité de la Béninoise demeure encore relativement élevée puisqu’elle donne naissance en moyenne à 4,9 enfants durant sa vie féconde, selon l’Enquête Démographique de Santé de l’Institut National des Statistiques et de l’Analyse Economique datant de 2012. Les mêmes... [read more]
 

Burkina Faso : les écoles inclusives se révèlent un succès pour les enfants porteurs d’un handicap

15 January 16
Regional relevance: Africa
Selon les derniers chiffres du ministère de l’Education nationale, le Burkina Faso enregistre un taux de scolarisation brut de 82%. Selon ces mêmes données toutefois, 18% des enfants portant un handicap sont laissés sur le carreau. Cette réalité a fait que le ministère de l’Education nationale s’est... [read more]
 

Ella Utile : Une Mauricienne dévouée à l’alphabétisation

06 January 16
Regional relevance: Mauritius
Maurice, 5 janvier: «Un enseignant, un livre, un stylo, peuvent changer le monde», répète Malala Yousafzai, Prix Nobel de la Paix 2014 et militante pakistanaise pour le droit des filles à être scolarisées. Partout dans le monde alors que beaucoup d’élèves vivent leur rentrée scolaire de 2016, il y a... [read more]
 

Côte d'Ivoire : Les droits des prisonniers bafoués

06 January 16
Regional relevance: West Africa
Côte d'Ivoire, 5 janvier: En Côte d'Ivoire, pays d’Afrique de l’Ouest, il existe plusieurs textes de loi censés régir le traitement à être accordés aux hommes comme aux femmes incarcérés mais leurs droits sont bafoués en permanence. Les conditions de détention sont exécrables dans les prisons... [read more]
 

Affaire Narayen v/s le cerveau

14 December 15
Regional relevance: Mauritius
Port-Louis, 14 décembre : La phrase «J’aurais voulu que mes seins soient mon cerveau» imprimée en rouge sur des t-shirts, c’est l’une des dizaines de publicités que la Media Watch Organisation et Gender Links ont réussi à faire interdire avec le concours de Vidya Narayan. Cette publicité avait été... [read more]

Malawi: Looking at rights through the eyes of a visually impaired person

14 December 15
Regional relevance: Malawi
Lilongwe, 14 December: Last week the world and Malawi commemorated International Human Rights Day: a time, among others, to do some soul searching on the rights of people with disabilities. [read more]
 

Southern Africa: When GBV knocks on activists' door

14 December 15
Regional relevance: South Africa
Johannesburg, 10 December: A good friend of mine, who for her whole professional life has been in the forefront of the war against GBV, recently suffered physical abuse in the hands of her husband. Lo and behold, it has been a case gone unreported. [read more]
 

Malawi: Domestic workers denied a childhood and exposed to violence

14 December 15
Regional relevance: Malawi
Blantyre, 8 December: Mercy wakes up at 03.00 every morning to start her domestic chores. Despite only being 14-years-old, Mercy* is at the centre of the domestic duties at the home where she works. [read more]
 

International: Gender and Media Alliance commits to up the ante in 2016

14 December 15
Regional relevance: International
Geneva, 14 December 2015: Over 200 participants from 65 countries gathered at the United Nations for the International Development Cooperation Meeting on Gender and Media and the Global Alliance on Media and Gender (GAMAG) general assembly last week. [read more]
 
 
 
 pqt: 0.239s - ct: 1.302s - 466pq - 3rq