This ongoing three-year project aims to transform the narrative surrounding survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) in Nigeria, particularly focusing on the representation and treatment of survivors. After successfully completing the first year and initial training sessions, the project has produced one investigative report along with several smaller reports.
Purpose: The project endeavors to reshape the discourse and representation of survivors of gender-based violence in Nigeria.
Significance and Relation to Proposal Strategy: Aligned with a larger strategy for multi-level intervention focusing on media independence and accountability at sub-national levels, the project aims to strengthen media independence, ethics, knowledge of rights, sustainability, and professionalism. By training women journalists, conducting investigations, and producing research outputs, it intends to shed light on institutional failures regarding the treatment of survivors of gender-based violence.
Context: The project addresses the prevalent issue of violence against women and girls, emphasizing Nigeria’s specific context where such issues are inadequately covered in media. The lack of comprehensive reporting contributes to poor awareness of women’s rights among the public and government’s neglect of this as a policy concern.