An Alternative Forum or More of the Same?
Carrie Shelver of local gender NGO, People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA), attended the World Social Forum (WSF) in Nairobi as a representative of the One in Nine Campaign. She shares her impressions of this vital gathering with us, not only as a novice participant, but also as a gender activist.
Media Coverage Perpetuates Harmful Stereotypes
In the past few days, the prevalence of gender stereotyping in the media has come under scrutiny from gender organisations, who continue to ask the hard questions of who makes and informs the news.
While the media becomes ever more pervasive in informing the world's perception of itself, throughout the world women struggle to tell their own stories, in their own voices.
The repression of the 1980’s created the incubator for the birth of many NGOs including the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), which was formally established in 1989. This was a challenging era in South Africa’s history where there was widespread political resurgence in communities that responded violently to the harsh and rigid enforcement of apartheid laws, which at one stage included the incarceration of 3,500 children.