Women and the News: Speak Up, Speak Out PDF Print

SpeakUpphotoPublished: 9 March 2012

Region: Worldwide

The Internews toolkit ‘Speak Up, Speak Out: A Toolkit for Reporting on Human Rights Issues’ seeks to help journalists and other content creators learn the basics of reporting on women’s and other human rights issues.

Respect for the rights of women and girls worldwide continues to lag behind that for the rights of men.

Domestic and sexual violence, exploitation in the workforce, human trafficking and many other human rights abuses disproportionately affect women and girls.

When rights are violated, media can play a vital role in putting a stop to the abuses.

Whatever the platform, media raise awareness about violations, inform people about their rights and encourage discussions about the role of governments, legal codes, and international mechanisms to safeguard those rights.

Global in scope and written in easy-to-understand language, the toolkit is intended to be used as a training aid in targeted journalism trainings around the world.

The tookit is available here in English online as a free PDF download, with French, Arabic and Spanish language translations planned for the future.

Courtesy of Internews.org