Call for Applications: Gender and Media Awards 2016 Summit

Extended Deadline for Applications: 21 July 2016

Gender Links – an NGO in the Southern Africa region advocating for gender parity and women’s rights, and the South African Broadcasting Association have extended their deadline for applications to their “Gender and Media Awards 2016” summit.

This year’s summit will be focused on “empowering women in and through the media, providing a voice for gender equality.” Applications are to be submitted online, and can be submitted in English, French, Portuguese, or Kiswahili, with awards in the following categories: leadership in media, institutional efforts, radio content, television content, print content, and photojournalism. 

The awards also give recipients a chance to present their work and have their efforts acknowledged at the summit which will take place in Windhoek, Namibia.

For more information on eligibility criteria, key dates, and topics, read more here.  

 

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Advancing gender equality in media

In my opinion, the most effective strategy to achieve gender-sensitive media is:

Increased gender-awareness training of media professionals
Greater action by audiences to hold their media accountable
Stricter enforcement of gender-focussed media codes and policies
More female journalists, editors and media house managers

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