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GENDER REPORTING SCHEME OF WORK Week ending 07/01 14/01 Work planned Introduction of module and course outline What is gender

-definition of terms -differences between sex and gender Lesson Objectives

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Students should be able to analyse and understand the differences between the gender and sex. And understand terms of reference in gender reporting Rationale for gender reporting Students should be able to -importance of gender sensitive coverage understand the importance of gender sensitive reporting Gender and culture Evaluate how culture plays -cultural practices that promote a role in support and marginalization in Zimbabwe reinforcing gender inequality Gender and culture contd.. Evaluate how culture plays -case studies of east and central Africa, a role in support and India and Nepal reinforcing gender inequality Reporting from a gender perspective Students should be able to -how to write gender balanced stories understand the essential -issues t consider when writing gender elements of gender sensitive sensitive stories stories Journalistic Constraints To familiarise students with -Problems journalists face when reporting the barriers reporters face on gender and the possible solutions when covering environmental issues Gender in the public and private sphere To familiariase students -definition of terms with the basic tenets and - power relations between men and women provisions of the laws in the public and private sphere Gender and the law To evaluate the basic tenets - overview of zimbabwean legal arena and provisions of the laws with regards to gender equality and how the provide for - domestic violence act gender equality Gender and the law contd… To evaluate the basic tenets -marriages act, legal age of majority act, and provisions of the laws customary marriages act and how the provide for gender equality Gender and the law contd… To evaluate the basic tenets - Child act, wills act, estates and and provisions of the laws

maintainance act 24/03 Gender protocols and conventions -CEDAW. SADC Protocol on Gender .inheritance act. Beijing Declaration.visibility of men and women in the mass media. 21/04 Sexuality and Gender. To critique the feminist theories and how they challenge social conventions To evaluate coverage of transgender communities and how the media is supposed to handle such coverage Students should be able to analyse the images and language used to represent women in the media. stereotypes in the media Revision of work covered 05/05 . National Gender policy Social Marketing -coverage of reproductive health. adolescent and non adolescent sex Gender and HIV/AIDS -gender dimensions in HIV pandemic -sensitive coverage of hiv stories Feminist theories 31/03 07/04 14/04 and how the provide for gender equality To identify the protocols and conventions that Zimbabwe has ratified and what plans of action the stipulate for gender equality To teach students how to cover health issues in a sensitive manner To evaluate the gender dimensions in the pandemic. gender and communication channels 28/04 Portrayal of women in the mass media .