Welcome to the gender e-discussion. My name is Busi Ngcebetsha, I am the moderator for this e-discussion. You will learn more about me a little bit later.
Gender equality is a fundamental human right. Yet despite progress, women and girls around the world do not fully experience equality. Women are underrepresented in power and decision-making roles. They often have unequal access to resources, including land, agricultural inputs, and markets. They continue to be targets of physical and sexual abuse.
Our discussion starts today and runs for four weeks. We will focus on topics such as:
Understanding gender equality
How gender equality is addressed in radio programming, specifically in farmer programs
The challenges women face with regards gender equality
How to improve women’s participation on radio programs
What strategies can be put into place to ensure gender equality at home and in the workplace?
These 4 weeks are a chance for us all to learn from each other. I would also like to introduce our resource person for this e-discussion @somedshahadu, he will tell us more about himself shortly.
This is what you have to do this week:
Click on the “reply” button and introduce yourself. Your introduction should include your name, where you are from, the name of your radio station or organisation, and your role.
After introducing yourself, please tell us what you understand about gender equality.
Respond to other people’s posts.
If there are other topics that are not related to gender you would like to discuss you can visit the Cafe make a post there.
Active participants who introduce themselves in week 1 and make at least three meaningful posts in weeks 2, 3 and 4 will receive an “Active Participant” certificate at the end of the discussion.