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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.

 

South Africa: Gender transformation through the lens of a driver of change

24 April 14
Regional relevance: South America, Southern Africa (SADC)
South Africa, 24 April: Glen Mhango, Assistant Manager of the Special Focus in the office of the Executive Mayor of Polokwane Municipality. [read more]
 

South Africa: "We are God's children"

24 April 14
Regional relevance: South Africa
Gays and lesbians often are criticised by people who know little about what kind of human beings they are. Two members of Inkanyiso Organisation, Collen Mfazwe and Nqobile Zungu used the South Africa Southern African Development Community (SADC) Protocol@Work Summit that kicked off at Kopanong Hotel in Johannesburg... [read more]
 

Formation entrepreneuriale: Il n’est jamais trop tard pour apprendre

24 April 14
Regional relevance: Mauritius, Southern Africa (SADC)
Maurice: Véronique Célestin est éperdue de gratitude. Une reconnaissance dirigée vers l'organisation non-gouvernementale Gender Links (GL) qui lui a permis de prendre conscience, au cours d'une formation d'une semaine en entreprenariat, de ses capacités et de monter sa petite entreprise. [read more]
 

Zezi Vre Zom* – Valoriser l’homme pour qu’il traite la femme comme son égale

24 April 14
Regional relevance: Mauritius
L’Institut Cardinal Jean Margéot de Maurice (ICJM), centre de formation catholique, a lancé depuis janvier 2009 un programme de formation intitulé Zezi Vre Zom (ZVZ). Depuis la première session tenue à la paroisse de Rivière des Anguilles jusqu’à ce jour, il y a eu 55 sessions d’organisées à travers... [read more]
 

South Africa: 5050 is not a ‘favour’

24 April 14
Regional relevance: South Africa, Southern Africa (SADC)
ohannesburg, 24 April: At the official opening of the South Africa SADC Protocol@Work Summit yesterday at Kopanong Hotel and conference centre in Johannesburg [read more]
 

Sommet national de GL à Maurice: La MBC rafle cinq trophées

23 April 14
Regional relevance: Mauritius
Maurice, 23 avril 2014 : Le quatrième sommet national de Gender Links portant sur le Protocole de la SADC@l’œuvre et dont les thèmes phares cette année sont la campagne 50/50 et l’agenda post 2015, a tenu toutes ses promesses. Bien que le nombre de participants dans les différentes catégories du concours... [read more]
 

Southern Africa: Six national gender summits down, seven to go!

23 April 14
Regional relevance: South Africa, Southern Africa (SADC)
Johannesburg, 23 April: As five Gender Protocol@Work Summits in Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe ended last week after awarding gender drivers of change, summits in Mauritius, South Africa and Zambia get underway this week. [read more]
 

Formation entrepreneuriale: Découvrir son potentiel pour mieux avancer dans la vie

23 April 14
Regional relevance: Mauritius
Il y a certaines femmes que la violence répétitive broie et réduit en charpie. D’autres par contre, plient le genou, chutent brutalement mais parviennent tout de même à se relever grâce au coup de pouce des uns et des autres ou encore à des mouvements d’activistes du genre. C’est le cas de Noëlette... [read more]
 

Attitudes et perceptions par rapport aux femmes: l’espoir est permis avec les jeunes

23 April 14
Regional relevance: Mauritius
L’étude « War@Home » de Gender Links (GL) menée dans plusieurs pays de la Communauté de Développement de l’Afrique australe (SADC) a révélé des niveaux très élevés de violence envers les femmes dans toute la région. Même à Maurice où une femme sur quatre a avoué avoir vécu la violence au moins... [read more]
 

Namibia: Fifty-fifty gender representation possible

17 April 14
Regional relevance: Namibia
Windhoek, 16 April: Nora Schimming-Chase, former Namibian Ambassador and Member of Parliament, has expressed her disappointment with the current situation surrounding the lack of positive and progressive action towards a 50-50 initiative on gender representation in Parliament. She made the remarks at the official... [read more]
 
 
 
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