Engagement Needed on Digital Safety
We asked members to communicate about a crucial issue in their region and what women in media can do.
Patience Wirngo from Cameroon writes: Parents can Deter their Children from Falling Prey to Human Trafficking
By Sarah Nakibuuka Bakehena
The IAWRT Uganda Chapter held a ‘Safety Training Workshop on safety measures and protection for female journalists
The Women's International News Service now has active correspondents in Kenya, Uganda, and Cameroon, and occasional reports from Zimbabwe, Ghana, and South Africa.
IAWRT members meeting at the 2017 Biennial in Quezon city, in the Philippines have elected former treasurer Violet Gonda, a Zimbabwean journalist resident in the UK, as the new president .
Mumbai-based investigative freelance journalist Rana Ayyub became the subject of online threats after a parody account on Twitter in April falsely attributed a quote defending child rapists to her.
The #MeToo movement has empowered women to reveal the global extent of gender violence and harassment, but revelation in itself does not create change. "Many of us feel powerless in all this," says IAWRT South Africa Chapter head Makganwana Mokgalong.
So IAWRT - South African chapter supported a young woman's birthday initiative as part of its contribution to the #MeToo movement. This poetic sharing is Mantedieng Mamabolo's #MeToo.
This story of one women shows how Ugandan women's subservient status in intimate relationships creates a barrier to protecting them from domestic violence, and from being isolated if they become infected with HIV/AIDS.