Tuning into Gender Diversity

The German Development Cooperation and UN Women have established a Media Compact Flagship Project that looks to initiate a sector-wide dialogue centered on combating gender stereotypes in the media and increasing more gender sensitive reporting and programming. Research suggests that the media landscape in Southern Africa is still largely unequal when it comes to gender questions. Male perspectives continue to dominate news in the region with women sources only representing 20% of all sources. Women are more likely to be seen than heard with percentages of women sources lower than images of women across all media formats. Xoli Matomela explores gender, diversity & GBV in South African media; drawing from research conducted into the topic.