Nelly Bassily | August 26, 2013
“Women in the news” is a handbook directed at two audiences: the media and women in public life. It can be used along with other materials to train media and female politicians, or it can serve as a reference book for those who want to strengthen their own knowledge.
The handbook’s introduction states that the principles of democracy and human rights are prominent in Africa’s push to re-assess and re-define its political and economic development, and that African leaders have expressed their commitment to democracy and the maintenance of human rights principles. The handbook can be used by journalists to help ensure that politicians keep their promises.
The handbook explains that women’s participation in politics and public life is central to good governance, and that the guarantee and protection of women’s human rights is essential.
The toolkit is a product of the “Strengthening the Voice and Visibility of Women in Elections in Africa” project funded by the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) and administered by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in Africa.
Find the PDF file online at: http://www.ipsnews.net/publications/ips_the_women_in_the_news.pdf[PR1]