WAN-IFRA releases WINing Strategies; a handbook on gender diversity in the media

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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.



Command the space – Female Journalists urged

By Onai Petra Paswani-Abote

Paula Fray

Women journalists have been urged to be bold and negotiate themselves in the work force at the second Women in News (WIN) national gathering held in Harare, Zimbabwe on Friday 16 May 2014.

This comes after a realisation  that most women in the workplace find it hard to negotiate working conditions such as salaries and benefits, leaving most working out of what their job descriptions stipulate, resulting in  underpayments .

Paula Fray, WIN’s lead trainer and Managing Director of  Frayintermedia urged participants to be bold and confident. She stressed  the importance of negotiating in the workplace and said one should not underestimate herself.

She said “leaders don’t sit there and allow themselves to be invisible…they take action and make sure they speak out.” [Read more...]