As part of Women in News: Gender and Media Freedom Strategy, a four year-initiative made possible through funding by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, WAN-IFRA released WINning Strategies: Creating Stronger News Media Organizations by Increasing Gender Diversity, highlighting media success stories in gender diversity.
The handbook seeks to shine a spotlight on media organisations that have prioritized gender equality within their organizations, leadership teams, and within their audience, and as a result, have seen a positive return. Citing ten case studies from across the globe, the publication can be used as an inspiration to media organisations to take concrete action to prioritize gender equality and inclusion in their management structures and newsrooms, as well as a tool for advocacy and a way to start a broader conversation on this important subject.
WINning Strategies will be the first in a series of handbooks WAN-IFRA will develop to support media to create more gender aware organizations, in our pursuit to galvanize our industry to collectively find solutions to bridge the inequalities within our news and boardrooms.
You can download the full report here: WAN-IFRA WINing Strategies 2016.
Media organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa have been called upon to “walk the talk” by addressing gender imbalances in their own organisations before standing up for others.
That has been the message from Blantyre in Malawi, Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to Nairobi in Kenya where the World Association of Newspapers and Publishers (WAN-IFRA) has been holding a series of national gatherings for the Women in News (WIN) Programme.