Gender and Digital Reporting Training Programme 2021

Project Duration

February 2021


April 2021

Project Location



  • Fojo Media Institute

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According to a recent study done by the Fojo Media Institute (Fojo) and African Women in Media (AWiM), equal representation in the media is still a long way off. Media is still very much male-dominated with few policies in place to improve the experiences of women journalists in the workplace.


Here are the partners we had the pleasure of working with:


The Gender and Digital Reporting Training programs are a direct response to identified learning needs from a comprehensive study conducted by the Fojo Media Institute on Barriers to entry for women journalists. These programs aim to address these barriers by empowering women journalists with critical skills necessary for reporting on women’s rights, developing internal gender policies, utilizing data in journalistic work, and creating and publishing digital content.

Conclusion: The Gender and Digital Reporting Training programs have been meticulously structured to address the identified needs of women journalists. Leveraging insights from previous programs and employing innovative strategies, the initiative aims to equip participants with essential skills, foster a network, and evaluate the program’s impact through rigorous monitoring and evaluation processes. The upcoming launch signifies a crucial milestone in empowering women in journalism and advancing the discourse on women’s rights through media channels.


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.