Published by Inter Press Service (IPS) Africa, this handbook for reporters is designed to encourage and support sustained media coverage of gender-based violence (GBV) beyond the annual campaign Sixteen Days of Activism against Gender Violence. The handbook is divided into twelve sections which each include an overview of a key issue, some facts and statistics, and a sample feature article to provide an example of best practice and/or what to consider when writing about GBV. The publication also includes discussion questions for facilitators who plan to use this handbook in training.
The guide contains the following twelve sections:
- Custom, tradition and religion
- Domestic violence
- Sexual gender-based violence
- Sex work and trafficking
- Sexual harassment
- Sexual gender based violence in armed conflict
- HIV and AIDS
- Child abuse
- The role of men in combating violence against women
- The criminal justice system
- The cost of gender-based violence
In addition, there is a brief section that looks at ways of coping with the trauma of reporting on GBV and a glossary of terms used throughout the handbook.
English and French.
IPS Africa website on January 13 2010.