Gender Equality and Safety for Female Journalists and Photographers in Kenya
The Kenya Union of Journalists in 2019 conducted 11 training workshops sponsored by the Norwegian Union of Journalists funded project under the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Gender Equality and Safety of Journalists initiative.
This was a continuation of the training on gender equality and the safety of journalists in Kenya following refresher capacity building in Senegal whereby trainers of trainers convened to share their experiences and learn new ways on how to conduct future training.
In Kenya, KUJ targeted female journalists in Nairobi, Uasin Gishu, Meru, Kisii and Nyamira counties between January and December.
The training workshops aim to build the capacity of journalists to know their rights and safety issues in the newsroom and the field, tips on combating sexual harassment and dealing with discrimination at the workplace.
Key concepts covered in the training program included:
- Gender Equity
- Dealing with Discrimination
- Journalists’ rights & Gender safety
- Sexual harassment at the Work Place
- Gender mainstreaming
- Safety in the Field
- Designing a gender Campaign