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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

How Insurgents Weaponised Rape In North East, Others

Countless women and girls have survived conflict-related sexual violence at the hands of Boko Haram in Nigeria’s North East and bandits in the North West.…

Published on: Daily Trust NG
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Gender Based Violence

Economic violence in the couple: The lack of financial resources makes women vulnerable… ?

Economic violence in the couple is one of the most misunderstood forms of conjugal violence. However, it is very present in the lives of many couples…

Published on: Abena Tv
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Gender Based Violence

Saving to save lives: How ‘susu’ helped me flee from violence

Koforidua, Dec 19, GNA – Two years ago, Yaa Ataa (not her real name) led a life of quiet despair at Bomaa, a farming community…

Published on: Ghana News Agency
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Gender Based Violence

VERBAL ABUSE: These toxic words that destroy...

Often, when we talk about domestic violence, we most often associate it with physical and sexual violence. But the weight of the words is not to…

Published on: Abena Tv
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Mis-Info

Exclusion of Intersex People: A Systemic Conundrum

Kenya is the first country in the world to have included intersex people as a distinct group during the last census in 2019. However, much…

Published on: The Elephant
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