The MenEngage Africa Alliance, co-ordinated by Sonke Gender Justice, is delighted to announce a special partnership with Channel Africa, the external radio service of the SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) that broadcasts to the rest of Africa and internationally.
This partnership, led by MenEngage Africa’s Communications Specialist, Khopotso Bodibe and Channel Africa’s Programmes Manager, Lungi Daweti, will result in a year-long relationship in terms of which the alliance will produce and provide content for two radio programmes that engage men and boys across the African continent to create the change necessary for men, women, young people and children to enjoy equitable, healthy and happy relationships.
The programmes – a 40 (forty) minute long version which will broadcast on Tuesday mornings at 09:00 (CAT) and an extended one hour version that will broadcast at the crack of dawn on Saturdays, 03:00-04:00 (CAT) – will also contribute to the development of just and democratic societies using a human rights framework to build the capacity of government, civil society organisations and citizens to achieve gender equality, prevent gender-based violence and reduce the spread of HIV and the impact of AIDS.
“This partnership is a huge recognition and validation of the work that we do to promote gender equality and justice in our continent of Africa. We are truly honoured to have Channel Africa, a broadcaster of integrity on the African continent, sharing our values and partnering with us to champion gender justice and human rights for all”, said Itumeleng Komanyane, manager of the Regional and International Programmes Unit at Sonke Gender Justice, which co-ordinates the work of MenEngage Africa across the continent.
“Through the programme, we hope to break the stereotype that gender equality is a concept that is foreign to Africa. Gender equality is part of ubuntu, the humane-ness of being African and, as Africans, we should embrace it. It’s a myth that Africans cannot be gender-sensitive”, added Bafana Khumalo, Co-Founder and Director of Strategic Partnerships at Sonke Gender Justice, co-ordinator of MenEngage Africa.
Don’t miss the programme! Tune in every Tuesday morning at 09:00 (CAT) and Saturday at dawn – 03:00 CAT – via PAS 10 satellite in sub-Saharan Africa, on PAS 10 satellite in sub-Saharan Africa and on DStv audio bouquet Channel 802.
With this report, we are sharing with you the first edition of the programme, which we have called AfricaGender Indaba. This is our maiden broadcast of Tuesday, 25th April 2017.
We hope you’ll enjoy it and, please, give us feedback. Follow AfricaGender Indaba and communicate with us via twitter on @africagender!
Listen to AfricaGender Indaba – Edition 1 (40 Mins) here.