The United States Embassy in Nigeria, in collaboration with the Organization of Innovation and Sustainable Development, has launched a training program for female journalists in bauchi state on gender equality in the journalism industry.
The two-day training, designed to help women advance in their chosen careers, is being held in conjunction with the Nigeria Association of Women Journalists Bauchi Chapter.
Declaring the workshop open, the Senior Programme Manager of OISD, Dr Enerst Ogezi said, the project aimed at addressing gender disparities within the media industry.
Dr Enerst added that the program was designed to empower and uplift women journalists, ensuring they not only exist within the landscape but thrive as influential change-makers, storytellers, and opinion shapers.
Giving the objectives of the training, Mr Leslie Jonah explained that the training initiative aims to equip female journalists in gender sensitive reporting, empowerment, networking, and collaboration.
While the state chairperson of NAWOJ Hajiya Rashida Yusuf commended the organizers for the training, urged the participants to make good use of the knowledge for the benefit of the citizens.
The theme of the training program title,”SHE EXISTS: Promoting Equity and Equal Opportunities for Women in Media”.
30 participants were drawn across the different media outlets in the state, who described the training as apt and timely as it would sharpen their horizon for better service delivery.