Experts in Nigeria have trained local journalists in gender-sensitive reporting.
TechHer, a nongovernmental organization working to improve the quality of lives of women believes social biases against women is partly linked to lack of capacity to ‘broadly’ report issues about women and children.
The Gender Reporting for media Professionals, held in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, will tackle barriers to “effectively reporting gender-based stories in Nigeria,” an Official of TechHer, Kawthar Ahmed said, Friday.
Ahmed said, “The objectives of the workshop are to create and mobilize demand for the fair and balanced portrayal of women in Nigeria;
“Train at least 60 media professionals in gender-balanced communication across the country;
“Transform social commentary around gender-based issues by simulating gender balanced news reports; and
“Contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment in Nigeria.”
The training, in collaboration with Premium Times, Ford Foundation and British Council started Friday, and ended Saturday with a gender-reporting tool-kit produced by participants.