PRESS RELEASE: AWiM, AUC, ILO and IOM Launch the Labour Migration Media Awards 2020

For Immediate Release Lagos, Nigeria, 02 November 2020 – African Women in Media (AWiM), in partnership with the African Union Commission (AUC), International Labour Migration (ILO) and International Organization for Migration (IOM), under the Joint Labour Migration Programme (JLMP), have launched the Labour Migration Media Awards on 2nd November 2020. With labour migration becoming an […]

Covid era uncertainty could exacerbate sexual harassment

As we think about the safety of journalists, let us also consider the risks of sexual harassment and abuse that women journalists encounter at work.   More than six months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared Covid-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020, we remain in a state of uncertainty grappling with the loss […]


C.E.O & Co-founder, AWiM

Dr Yemisi Akinbobola is an award-winning journalist, academic, consultant and co-founder of African Women in Media (AWiM). AWiM’s vision is that one-day African women will have equal access to representation in media. Joint winner of the CNN African Journalist Award 2016 (Sports Reporting), Yemisi ran her news website IQ4News between 2010-14.
Yemisi holds a PhD in Media and Cultural Studies from Birmingham City University, where she is a Senior Lecturer. She has published scholarly research on women’s rights, African feminism, and journalism and digital public spheres. She was Editorial Consultant for the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 commemorative book titled “She Stands for Peace: 20 Years, 20 Journeys”, and currently hosts the book’s podcast.
She speaks regularly on issues relating to gender and media. In 2021 she was recognized as one of 100 Most Influential African Women.