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Africa Women Journalism Project is committed to amplifying the voices of female journalists and increasing coverage of under-reported gender, health and development issues affecting marginalised groups. AWJP equips women in African media with the knowledge, skills and support network they need to drive journalism that sheds a light on gender, health and development issues affecting women and other marginalised groups.

We provide training and support in order to help them advance their careers and take up leadership roles in their newsrooms. With a network spanning 7 countries, (Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Senegal and South Africa ), AWJP offers members the opportunity to collaborate on cross-border journalism projects that will change the African narrative by providing more diverse and inclusive content.

AWJP is founded by ICFJ Knight fellow Catherine Gicheru, a veteran journalist and pioneering Kenyan editor. She served as the first female editor at the Nation Media Group and was the founding managing editor of The Star newspaper in Nairobi. The AWJP was founded in collaboration with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)

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Gender Based Violence

La violence que subissent les filles dans leur famille d'accueil

Laghem FM votre magasine Leeral réalisé par AWJP ET ICFJ et la fondation Ford en Afrique sur la violence basée sur le genre

Published on: Youtube
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Gender Based Violence

Economic insecurity, other factors make some Nigerian women endure abusive partners

Economic insecurity, other factors make some Nigerian women endure abusive partners

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Gender Based Violence

Depression after childbirth: A silent killer

Many women experience unexplainable emotional changes after childbirth, one of which is post-partum depression. However, depression after childbirth often worsens because some live in denial…

Published on: Nation NG
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Gender Based Violence

Sexual Abuse: Road to Justice Fraught with Hurdles for Women with Disabilities

One night after a hard day’s work, 42-year-old Deaf beautician, Beatrice Abimbola, was fast asleep when her husband’s friend, Wole, sneaked into her room and…

Published on: BON News
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