2015-02-13 Projektope Blog
“All beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1
The Reporting Sexuality and Sexual Health Project is an initiative geared towards helping the Nigerian media develop positive attitudes towards inclusivity and sensitivity to minority rights issues. This becomes important to bring about a progressive atmosphere that will support accurate storytelling that frames and construct minority narratives appropriately, as well as to ensure that all individuals and communities have the dignity they deserve irrespective of their social status, gender or sexual orientation.
The project was flagged off with a grant from the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI) in January 2015 and supported the training of about 23 professional journalists from the print, broadcast, photography and online categories in Gender and Sexuality Reporting. It also ensured that a newsroom audit of journalists’ attitude to reporting Gender and Sexuality was conducted, as well as the production of a guidebook to help journalists cover the beat with more purpose.