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Introducing myself and my journal: AMWIK, creating an informed society through the use of media

About Me:
Established in 1983, the Association of Media Women in Kenya (AMWIK) is a national independent, non profit, membership organisation for media women from the print, electronic media and communications sector. It was founded prior to the UN Women’s Conference held in Nairobi in 1985, at a time when the voices of women and their issues received very little attention in the media; it was felt necessary to identify strategies to redress the disparity.
AMWIK brings together women working in the media from across Kenya to pool their professional skills in giving visibility to women’s concerns. The Association uses training and networking to foster collaboration within the media and with other sectors of society around the issues of human rights, democracy, governance, gender based violence, equal representation of women in leadership positions and development.
Over the past two years AMWIK has produced radio programmes for national and local radio stations and has conducted 45 community radio listening sessions in 6 districts in Kenya. The Association trains about 180 media professionals each year on reporting diverse social issues and has trained and worked with 22 civil society organisations on using media effectively. The Association has trained 200 women aspirants at parliamentary and civic level on effective media use and has produced various publications for information dissemination as well as articles for publication in local newspapers.

My Passions:
Creation of social transformation and social cahnge through media

My Challenges:
Financila constraints

My Vision for the Future:
To create more partnerships and linkages aimed at creating a fovourable plaform for discussion of women and children issues.

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olutosin's picture

Welcome!

Welcome to our online community, this is where we feel safe to share, connect and collaborate with other people worldwide.

Your organization is doing a great work in Kenya. Well done. Please feel free to join us here, in news reporting, sharing and working with women worldwide.
Welldone and welcome one again!

Olutosin Oladosu Adebowale
Founder/Project Coordinator
Star of Hope Transformation Centre
512 Road
F Close
Festac Town
Lagos-Nigeria

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Fatima Waziri's picture

Hey there! Welcome to

Hey there! Welcome to PulseWire!

It’s so exciting having you with us, I am sure you will have a fabulous time with your new online friends as well as find this to be a very positive experience. I encourage you to take advantage of the numerous resources and features available through our vibrant online community.
Welcome again to our global community and I look forward to hearing more from you here on PulseWire!

Peace!
Fatima

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