Representatives from WAN-IFRA Women in News paid a courtesy call on the AMWIK secretariat. The meeting addressed matters of mutual interest in supporting women in media to create an inclusive industry while mapping out extensive areas of collaboration.
The WAN-IFRA Women in News team was led by Jane Godia-African Director, Tamala Chirwa, Director-People and Performance, Susan Makore, Senior Manager-Advisory, Kenyan Country Manager, Kwamboka Oyaro and Kagure Gacheche, Communications Coordinator-Africa Region.
AMWIK Executive Director, Judie Kaberia thanked WAN-IFRA Women in News for their support towards the AMWIK@40 celebrations and highlighted emerging issues on women in leadership, sexual harassment, security and safety as areas the partnership will seek to address.
On her part, Jane Godia commended AMWIK for the impactful role in boosting opportunities for women in media and pledged to facilitate training and grant support to AMWIK and its rich membership.
“AMWIK has played an impactful role in moulding the careers of many female journalists. Since our organizations have similar goals, we see many areas of synergy that we shall be working towards. ” She said.
WAN-IFRA Women in News works with more than 80 news organisations from 17 countries and partners with media organisations and individuals to close the gender gap in the news media. Through their programs, they empower people and organisations to work together in support of a healthier, lasting and inclusive news industry.
By Denis Mbau, Communications Manager