IWD: JFC calls for gender parity in the media

By sdnonline

As the world marks the International Women’s Day today, Journalists have for Christ (JFC) International Outreach joins in celebrating the social, economic, cultural, political and spiritual achievements of women in Nigeria and globally.

The organisation declared that men and women are created in God’s image and women have shown leadership in all areas of endeavours.

In a statement by JFC President, Lekan Otufodunrin, he acknowledges women’s achievements in all spheres of human endeavours , especially the mediaa despite the various challenges they have had to cope with.

“In accordance with the theme of this year’s celebration which is “Women in Leadership: Achieving Equal Future in the Covid-19 World” with the #ChooseToChallenge, we call for accelerated actions to ensure gender parity in the media.

“More women should be given equal opportunities in holding leadership positions in media organizations, just as there is need to have more women voices in media content.

“We choose to challenge lack of gender policies in media organizations which will make it possible to provide a more condusive working environment for women in the media,” he said.

Otufodunrin therefore called on journalists to go consciously audit those quoted in their reports to give more women the opportunities to air their views on issues of general interest to all.

Journalist For Christ is a faith- based Non- Govermental organisation devoted to enhancing the spiritual and professional development of journalists and other media professionals.

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