AMWIK MEN2MEN CHAMPION FETED AT FIRST-EVER GENDER EQUALITY AWARDS

Francis Odee, a participant at the AMWIK and FEMNET funded Men2men program scooped an award at the first-ever gender equality awards for his contribution in advancing women’s agenda. The men2men program aims to create men champions that advocate for zero tolerance on sexual harassment in Kenyan media houses. This is after studies showed that Kenyan media lead in cases of gender-based harassment in newsrooms in Africa.

Francis Odee with his award.

During the event, Judie Kaberia who is herself an award-winning journalist termed the awards a game-changer and called upon more women journalists to step up their game towards telling more stories of the woman. She asked them to leverage not only on the mainstream media but adopt other tech platforms to advance the agenda and tell impactful stories.

The gender equality awards ceremony was the culmination of a Pan-African feminist meeting on creating an inclusive, just, sustainable & transformative society post-Covid 19 by FEMNET.

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