Nigerian Women in Media called to be more public decision makers

By Christiana Gokyo, Jos

Nigerian Women in Media have been called upon to be more involved in decision-making and partake more in training and capacity building programs.

They female journalists have also been told to be bold enough to report any sexual discrimination or harassment that exists in their workplaces.

This was contained in a communiqué issued at the end of a 3 days’ workshop organised by Nigeria Women Journalists (NAWOJ), in collaboration with Norwegian Union of Journalists in Jos at the NUJ Press Center, on Saturday.

Participants at the occasion urged the management of the various media organizations to put measures in place to address this issue.

The communiqué also urged management of Media House to train and equip journalists with safety kids and strategies as they carry out their duties.

It also observed that, assigning women and children in related bits should not be a preserve for only female journalists.

NAWOJ also appealed to the management of Media Houses that Crèches should be established in the workplace to ease the job of nursing mothers, and urged
Media Houses to ensure safety and security of female journalists during night shifts.

The theme of the workshop was, “Gender Equity and Safety/Gender Sensitive Reporting Workshop for Women Journalists in Plateau State.”

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