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The AWiM Volunteering programme is calling members from our community to become ‘Digital Champions’ “A digital volunteer is someone who freely offers to help

Both disability and gender have historically been factors in stigma and prejudice. In the MENA region, women with disabilities remain particularly marginalised. Poverty,

Earlier this year, 35-year-old Nnenaya Onu was reported to have lost her life to men alleged to be her cousins who beat her

Earlier this year, Bassant Khaled’s death made headlines across Egypt and even internationally. Pieces of her story were widely shared across social media

Makumi Matano* is a 10- year-old, Standard Three pupil at Amani Primary School in the Mwanza Region of Tanzania. Her academic performance dropped

It’s a lazy Saturday afternoon. You flip through TV channels while having lunch, drumming your fingers impatiently while you wait for the barrage

As days turn into months, months into years and years into decades, the clamour for equal participation of both male and female gender

As days turn into months, months into years and years into decades, the clamour for equal participation of both male and female gender

“Will you stop talking to your brother like that, don’t you know you’re a girl?” “Whatever your brother says or does to you,

Digital media present a plethora of benefits for news dissemination and distribution. Across all mediums, the internet has increased the speed of news

Posting title: Training Consultant- Reporting Violence against Women and Girls in Nigeria   Organization: African Women in Media (AWiM)   Location: Remote (Nigeria)   About African Women

African Women in Media (AWiM) is an INGO creating an enabling environment for African women working in media through various capacity building programs.

ABUJA – In September 2016, a study on Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) conducted in Nigeria by NOI Polls reported that access to food,

“Eze Ada, you are meant to be a boy”- this is a phrase that has been said way too many times to me

Let’s face it; Instagram is like fufu, mieliepap, ugali or banku – you either like it and indulge all the time, or you

Speaking on the Gender, Security and Election Coverage panel at the African Women in the Media 2018 Conference, Channels TV’s news anchor, Ijeoma

Planning #AWIM18 conference outside my 9-5 life was not so easy. The fact that I was outside the country made it more difficult

The 2017 edition of the AWIM conference (#AWIM17) held at the Birmingham City University at a time that I was heavily pregnant with

Award-winning broadcaster and Assistant Director of Programmes, Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, Funke Treasure Durodola has announced the launch of a Table Tennis

I gave birth to my second child a few days to the deadline for a reporting grant application I was working on. I

The concept of charging for a project may be a struggle as there are many factors that come into play: How much time

At the beginning of each working day, I go through a number of time management tools that I use to plan and manage

Life prepared me for the adventure I currently live. Growing up, I lived in the UK with my brothers. I remember CNN was

Something I have grappled with for sometime now is understanding what my style is. I like to dress well and look good but

The AWiM Volunteering programme is calling members from our community to become ‘Digital Champions’ “A digital volunteer is someone who freely offers to help

Both disability and gender have historically been factors in stigma and prejudice. In the MENA region, women with disabilities remain particularly marginalised. Poverty,

Earlier this year, 35-year-old Nnenaya Onu was reported to have lost her life to men alleged to be her cousins who beat her

Earlier this year, Bassant Khaled’s death made headlines across Egypt and even internationally. Pieces of her story were widely shared across social media

Makumi Matano* is a 10- year-old, Standard Three pupil at Amani Primary School in the Mwanza Region of Tanzania. Her academic performance dropped

It’s a lazy Saturday afternoon. You flip through TV channels while having lunch, drumming your fingers impatiently while you wait for the barrage

As days turn into months, months into years and years into decades, the clamour for equal participation of both male and female gender

As days turn into months, months into years and years into decades, the clamour for equal participation of both male and female gender

“Will you stop talking to your brother like that, don’t you know you’re a girl?” “Whatever your brother says or does to you,

Digital media present a plethora of benefits for news dissemination and distribution. Across all mediums, the internet has increased the speed of news

Posting title: Training Consultant- Reporting Violence against Women and Girls in Nigeria   Organization: African Women in Media (AWiM)   Location: Remote (Nigeria)   About African Women

African Women in Media (AWiM) is an INGO creating an enabling environment for African women working in media through various capacity building programs.

DR. YEMISI AKINBOBOLA

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.