The Safety of Women in Media is a Key Part of Realising our Vision

In order to advance the impact of women in media they must be safe to do their work. Violence against female journalists - physical or digital - is a double attack on their sex and their profession. IAWRT facilitates:

  • Sharing of local experiences and strategies for safety of female media professionals.
  • Focus on safety issues in web features, social media and our global documentary films.
  • Safety training for chapters and in conferences by IAWRT Vice President, Abeer Saady.
  • 'Training of Trainers' and providing resources for such safety ambassadors in this section.
  • First edition of the Safety Handbook for Women Journalists (2017) arising from safety workshops
  • Conditions of use for free resource What if ... ? SAFETY HANDBOK FOR WOMEN JOURNALISTS

As a female in journalism, the Johannesburg workshop on safety training run by Egyptian journalist, and IAWRT board member, provided an opportunity to discover the best ways to deal with a wide range of safety concerns. A wealth of knowledge was shared, and it was very refreshing to hear the different experiences of all the ladies who participated in the workshop. more here

A new edition of the 'Safety Guide for Journalists: a handbook for journalists in high-risk environments' is available. Throughout the guide there are practical tips for women in the field. More Here 

The Committee to Protect Journalists has launched its annual publication, Attacks on the Press: Gender and Media Freedom Worldwide for 2016. Through a number of thought provoking and personal essays, the edition examines sexualized violence, online harassment and the intersection of gender and press freedom. more here published 6 May 2016.

Respected Iraqi woman journalist held for 9 days An Iraqi woman journalist Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi was released by kidnappers in January, nine days after being abducted by gunmen from her home More Here

In Cameroon, the Boko Haram terrorist group has carried out many terrible atrocities since it started an insurgency in 2009. The group, recently named the world's deadliest terrorist organisation, has killed more than a thousand Cameroonians and driven many people from their homes in the towns of the northern border regions. However reporters must still venture into the northern regions to report about the conflict and its effect on the lives of Cameroonians. one of them is Aisha Mamah Shetu who works for the state broadcaster, Cameroon Radio Television – CRTV. read more.