by Birgitte Jallov
#ShoutingBack: Using technology to #ShoutBack for gender equality is a wonderful initiative, and I am happy to share one more entry point here with you.
Starting with myself and my own history, as we used to do in the women’s movement of the 70s and 80s where I have my own #ShoutingBack roots, I here share with you my ‘World Radio Day’ address to the Nepali Women Broadcasters last year, 2014. The theme was ‘Promoting Gender Equality within and through Radio’, and my 10-minute talk shares stories of how the good-old technology of radio can be a mind-blowing tool for #ShoutingBack, when taken into the hands of ordinary people.
by Ana Zanotti
(shared from the ComDev forum with Ana’s permission)
Back in 2010, I gladly heard from the Argentine Film Institute that the proposal I submitted to produce a documentary tentatively called ‘Hasta la Semana que Viene’ (‘See You Next Week’) was among the projects selected for funding and later on broadcasting throughout the nationwide public TV network.
by Yamkela Nqweniso
I was born in Cape Town, and I studied primary school at Luleka. That is when I was introduced to Grassroot Soccer. I was still young then, I was 10 and now I’m 15. I wanted to get involved because I wanted to be part of Grassroot Soccer, trying to build a new generation that will be free from HIV, and to be on the positive and the safe side.
Sonwabise Dick coaches a group of young people in Manchester City, UK, on life skills, gender equality and HIV awareness.
by Athiphila Sidondi and Sonwabise Dick
On 29 June 2015, the Cape Town media barely covered a terrible tragedy at Osi’s Tavern in Khayelitsha, in which eight young women died in a stampede. Yet only days prior, a non-fatal shark attack in the Eastern Cape received worldwide attention.
What is the value of young, black, females in the media, and in South Africa especially?