JFC calls for gender parity in media houses

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As the world marks International Women’s Day today, we join in celebrating the social, economic, cultural, political and spiritual achievements of women in Nigeria and globally.

Men and women are created in God’s image and women have shown leadership in all areas of endeavours.

We acknowledge women’s achievements in all spheres of human endeavours, especially the media despite the various challenges they have had to cope with.

In accordance with the theme of this year’s celebration which is Choose To Challenge, 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 a need to have more women voices in media content.

We choose to challenge the lack of gender policies in media organizations which will make it possible to provide a more conducive working environment for women in the media.

We call on journalists to consciously audit those quoted in their reports to give more women the opportunities to air their views on issues of general interest to all.

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