Gender Center Trains journalists to report well on women issues

A three-day training workshop on effective reportage on women’s rights issues for selected media personnel in the country opened in Accra on Monday.

It is being organized by the Gender Studies and Human Rights Documentation Centre (Gender Center), a women right centered Non-Governmental Organisation with support from WOMANKIND UK based NGO.

In attendance are about 30 journalists and media practitioners from the print, online and electronic media selected from the various regions in the country.

According Mrs Dorcas Coker Appiah, the Executive Director of Gender Center, the training workshop aimed at building the capacity of media personnel in the country on issues affecting women.

She said journalists could report accurately on women issues when they were provided with the requisite knowledge and information on legal provisions (local and international) adopted to protect and promote women’s rights.

Miss Mavis Animah Yeboah, the Brong-Ahafo Regional Correspondent of UTV, told the Gnana News Agency (GNA) that the training would help her build her capacity well to report and educate general public on women leadership and participation in active politics.

Miss Aicha Arata Etrew, Project Officer of Gender Center, said the training formed part of project activities aimed at increasing women’s participation and representation in governance. GNA

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