Fellowship for Women Journalists in Francophone Africa

  The Africa Women Journalism Project (AWJP) founded by former ICFJ Knight Fellow Catherine Gicheru, in collaboration with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), is launching the “Bourse Reportage pour les Journalistes Femmes en Afrique

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Living On The Margins

Despite ongoing initiatives to advance the implementation of the national disability law since its enactment in Nigeria, there remains a low level of adherence and execution across all sectors. Consequently, people with disabilities are excluded

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Building an Inclusive Media: Overcoming Barriers and Fostering Change 

In a world where media plays a crucial role in shaping narratives and perceptions, fostering an inclusive media environment is critical. For journalists, inclusion is more than just a concept but a commitment to creating

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Silent Crisis: Exposing Gender-Based Violence Among Internally-Displaced Women And Girls

Having escaped insecurity in many parts of northern Nigeria, displaced women now face a new challenge in camps. Here, they are exposed to sexual violence in the form of sex-for-food and other forms of gender-based

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Dar es Salaam Waste Warriors: Turning Waste into Opportunity

Even before the Waste to Zero initiative was launched at the COP28 Climate Change conference in December 2023, an inspiring group of women in Dar es Salaam have been spearheading an approach that is tackling

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Yam farmers battle challenges of climate change, insecurity

Increasing the yield of important crops such as yam is crucial to ensure food security and livelihood. However, unpredictable rainfall and higher temperatures have contributed to reduced yam harvests. In this report, JUSTINA ASISHANA highlights the multi-faceted

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Unravelling Kenya’s Food Crisis

With 8.9 million Kenyans (17 per cent of the population) living in extreme poverty – below 1.9 USD (Ksh 250) a day –and a hunger level score of 23.5 which is way above the recommended

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Are We Doing Enough?

Comprehensive Sexual education in Kenya has been a topic of concern in recent years. The question of whether youth in Kenya are equipped with comprehensive sexual education has been raised by many stakeholders in the

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New hope for women rejected for childlessness

Accra, Aug. 5, GNA – In many parts of Ghana where having children is prized as the main reason for a woman’s existence, women are blamed for a couple’s childlessness and thrown out of their

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Women’s struggle to own land

In 2022, the World Bank’s gender data highlighted a crucial fact: Nigerian sons and daughters have equal rights to inherit assets from their parents. Moreover, the Nigerian Constitution safeguards citizens’ equal rights under the law,

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