IAWRT Uganda is a network of professional media practitioners working for gender equality in the media and a fairer treatment for women working in the media in Uganda. The Chapter is chaired by Sarah Nakibuuka, pictured left . IAWRT Uganda's values are: Honesty, accuracy, openness and justice, and it's missions are to:
Strengthen initiatives to ensure women’s views and values are part of programming and to advance the impact of women in the media.
Provide opportunities, share strategies and contribute towards the development of women in broadcasting and exchanging professional and technical knowledge and experiences.
Offer professional skills in training with a focus on gender perspective in programs, development issues and management.
Increase Women’s roles in production and decision making
Promote the presentation of non-stereotyped images and other portrayals of women
Refrain from presenting women as inferior beings and exploiting them as sex objects and commodities
Develop gender perspectives on issues of concern to communities, consumers and civil societies.
Research and monitor progress on creating greater equality for women in the media.
Promote training and capacity building for media professionals and others in ways to overcome gender-based discrimination
Encourage networks and the sharing of information and expertise on gender issues
Share professional input among members through networking, workshops, conferences, programme production and management skills.
To contribute towards the enhancement of broadcasting by ensuring that women’s views and values are an integral part of programming.
Utilise the professional skills of members to support women in Uganda.
IAWRT Uganda organises international, local and regional conferences and workshops for the professional development of its members. The chapter provides a unique opportunity for members to exchange views with various media professionals by supporting production, training and projects for women in Uganda. It also provides a rich resource of knowledge and professional experience through our information exchange forums. The chapter also provides professional media support to various organizations and individuals.
The chapter is governed by a board of 7 members, the Chairperson, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and 3 members. Membership is open to all professional women in the media.
Chairperson: Sarah Nakibuuka
Vice Chairperson: Eunice Kasirye
Secretary: Joyce Bagala
Treasurer: Irene B. Mugisha