African Women in Media Launch ReportingViolence Against Women and Girls Project

African Women in Media (AWiM) has launched its Reporting Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWGs) project.


AWiM in a press release stated that “The project, which will run for three years, recognises the many faces of VAWG, ranging from sexual violence to domestic violence, violence against women induced by insecurity, and even violence against women journalists.


AWiM seeks to intervene in the current state of reporting stories of violence against women and girls in Nigeria, focusing on Borno, Edo, Ekiti, Ondo and Plateau states.

The project will build the capacity of 75 women journalists across the five states, develop a gender policy framework and media toolkit for newsrooms, and commission investigative stories.


“Violence Against and Girls continues to be a big social issue globally,” Dr Yemisi Akinbobola, co-founder and CEO, African Women in Media.


“Through this intervention with media and journalists, we contribute our part to creating enabling environments for improved media reporting on this issue in Nigeria.”


The cohort of trained journalists will form a community of practice for ethical and gender-conscious reporting on VAWG. They will have the opportunity to pitch and produce a long-form investigative story.


AWiM calls on female journalists living or working in Borno, Edo, Ekiti, Ondo and Plateau states to apply to be selected as one of the 75 trainees for this programme.


“Apply at and learn more about the Reporting Violence Against Women and Girls Programme here:


“For more information, please contact,
AWiM is a network for African women working in media industries globally with the aim to positively impact the way media functions in relation to women.


AWiM in a press statement stated that the vision is that “one-day African women and women working in media in Africa will have equal representation in media industries”


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