#TellOurStory: Give Women’s Issues 5 More Minutes of Media Coverage in Kenya
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In 2014, the top five television stations in Kenya aired a total of 16 hours of news stories related to women and girls. That’s just 4% of news airtime dedicated to talking about the challenges that impact women and girls and the amazing feats Kenyans have made. These issues include: economic empowerment, education, gender-based violence, reproductive health, and maternal and child health. Join us in asking Kenya’s media to #TellOurStory (#WezeshaDada), by giving at least five more minutes of media coverage every week to discussing issues that impact Kenya’s women and girls.
For years, policy-makers, civil society, and thought leaders have used media and the power of storytelling as a way to create long-lasting social, political, and economic change. As media becomes more accessible with the advancement of technology and ICTs, new stories will empower and educate people to help them fight against abuses such as domestic violence, harmful practices such as female genital cutting, and gender-based discrimination at home, in society or the workplace. Everyday, fearless women and men work to bring positive change to the lives of Kenya’s women and girls, and their voices must be highlighted.
Greater representation of women’s issues in the media will allow policymakers and government leaders to take action in allocating resources and pushing for the necessary laws, policies, and programs that help to create opportunities for Kenya’s women and girls in this and the next generation.
Women’s education and empowerment is key to Kenya’s future success and development- and a positive representation of women in media will help get us there.
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