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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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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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Gender Based Violence

Providing Support for Child Victims of Gender Based Violence

 

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Published on: Youtube
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Gender Based Violence

Endless suffering: How GBV stokes HIV infection rates among adolescent girls

On March 12, 2022, 12-year-old Akosua (not her real name) was sent on an errand by her mother in Nima, a suburb of Accra. On…

Published on: Ghana News Agency
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Gender Based Violence

Post-Législative au Sénégal ; Une campagne pour la révision du code de la famille

A Quelques jours de l’installation de la 14 eme législature , le débat sur une révision du code de la famille est toujours d’actualité.

Pour…

Published on: Warkha
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Gender Based Violence

Bereavement is not a crime: Widows call for protection against unfair jungle justice

Accused of having a hand in their husbands’ deaths, widows in some parts of Nigeria are stripped, robbed and subjected to humiliation and violence. Three widows…

Published on: Scroll Report
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