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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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Economy

Myths and Facts about female condoms??

True or False? It can “get lost” inside the woman’s body. False: While the inner ring keeps the condom in place, the outer ring prevents…

Published on: The Star KE
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Mis-Info

Taking Covid vaccines while pregnant or breastfeeding

In August last year, during an interview on the state of the Covid-19 pandemic in Kenya, acting Health director general Dr Patrick Amoth addressed the…

Published on: The Star KE
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Health

What you need to know about Population Immunity

With less than 30% of Kenyans immunised against the COVID-19 virus, is it likely that the country will reach ‘herd or population immunity’ by the…

Published on: The Star KE
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Gender Based Violence

In Nigeria, safe shelters are helping survivors of GBV

A 2021 report by the World Health Organisation estimated that 736 million women—one out of three women— have been subjected to physical and/or sexual intimate…

Published on: Premium Times
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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

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