What is win?
Women in News works to increase women’s leadership and voices in the news. It does so through targeted capacity building actions to develop media leaders, combined with a partnership-driven approach to advocacy that aims to sensitise and mobilise the industry on gender equality.
WAN-IFRA believes that gender equality and media freedom are intrinsically linked: it is not possible to attain true media freedom without also attaining equality of voices and representation in the media. It was on this foundation that Women in News was first piloted in 2010 in Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. Seven years on, Women in News has expanded to 12 countries throughout Africa and the Middle East, and now receives more than €1,000,000 in funding annually.