The Press Union of Liberia (PUL) is convening the Gender Sensitive Reporting Workshop, in collaboration the West African Journalists Association (WAJA) and Norwegian Journalists Union, as part of a broader Women Reporting Women Project.
Twenty five journalists, predominantly females, will on today, may 18 2015 commence a three day intensive Gender sensitive reporting training in Monrovia.
The workshop is a regional initiative, aimed at improving the quality of gender sensitive reporting that seeks to encourage and enhance in-depth analysis and debates on issues concerning women.
The training will also include offer skills and knowledge for those who report women issues, but are not necessarily equipped with the right tools to give a fresh, insightful perspective into subjects such as domestic violence, rape, inheritance, divorce, sexual harassment, sexual abuse, lack of access to education and health and reproductive rights, women and the economy.
The program is based on the reality of a very few women journalists—and even fewer men—who give a fresh and insightful perspective on issues that concern women.
In-depth analysis and debates on issues that have a negative impact on women’s development are similarly limited inside newspapers, and most women contents on TV and radio focus on beauty, fashion, food and household programs.
Two renowned female Liberian journalists- Torwon Sulonteh-Brown and Mae Azango, will facilitate the three-day workshop, along with Hamadou TidianeSy of E-jicom.
Torwon and Mae were among several journalists who participated in a training of trainers’ workshop to implement the Women Reporting Women Project.
By Bridgett Milton – Edited by George Barpeen