Labour Migration Series: Episode 1

 This podcast series looks at labour migration on the continent and focuses on how women experience it on different levels. The series highlights how African women experience labour migration locally, regionally and internationally; featuring expert analysis and tips for journalists who report on labour migration. Hosted and produced by Andy Mkosi for AWiM.

Labour Migration Newsletter #1

Africa has a long history of migratory movements. The movements, both voluntary and forced, have shaped intercontinental relations, economic cultures and cultural dynamics. In this issue we look at: Existing labour migration policies and whether they ensure safe migration within Africa What it takes to report effectively on labour migration in Africa Read more in […]


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.