Handbook on Gender-Responsive Reporting in Conflict Affected Countries in Africa

The African Union Commission Office of the Special Envoy (OSE) on Women, Peace and Security and UN Women jointly launched a handbook on Practicing Gender- Responsive Reporting in Conflict Affected Countries in Africa.

The handbook on Gender Responsive Reporting seeks to promote reporting that accurately portrays women’s lives in conflict and post-conflict contexts – highlighting the whole range of their roles and strengths as well as the impact of conflict in their lives. It also aims to strengthen the reporters’ skills and craft of information sharing, reporting and ultimately contribute to achieving Agenda 2063 as well as the continental vision of Silencing the Guns by 2020. It is the culmination of a joint initiative that brought together African reporters and journalists from different parts of the continent representing the breadth of media for a two-day capacity building workshop at the African union Commission in October 2016.

The booklet on African Women Mediators and Election Observers aims to pool in an easily accessible document women’s expertise in mediation and election observation in Africa, and to facilitate and promote their effective participation in peace processes in Africa. This is the first edition of the endeavor. It is far from capturing the dearth of women’s expertise on these critical areas of peace-building. It is the hope of the Office of the Special Envoy that its publication will encourage many more women to provide their details and join the drive to enhance women’s participation in the transformation of the continent towards Agenda 2063, with the active involvement of young women.

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Handbook on Gender-Responsive Reporting in Conflict Affected Countries in Africa

Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Africa; Ethiopia

Subject area(s): Peace and security

UN Women office involved in publication: Liaison Office to the African Union (Addis Ababa)

Publication year: 2017