Reporting on Women’s and Girls’ Issues in Conflict and Post-conflict Settings

Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015

Training on gender-sensitive reporting in conflict and post-conflict settings
Photo: Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Conflict-sensitive reporting requires sound understanding of security considerations, human rights and humanitarian issues. In this light, in conflict and post-conflict settings reporters can not only bring to light the needs and priorities of affected women and girls but can play a positive role in overcoming discriminatory attitudes and stereotypes. UN Women in partnership with the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) has conducted a three-day training on gender-sensitive reporting in conflict and post-conflict settings in the period of July 22-26 2015. Some ten representatives of central and regional media took part in the training, among them the journalists from conflict affected regions of Georgia.

For three days, the participants had a chance to discuss professional standards of gender-sensitive reporting from conflict and post-conflict settings. The participants familiarized themselves with local and international standards of ethical and gender-sensitive reporting, self-regulation and accountability mechanisms, international best practices of covering internally displaced persons’ issues.

 “It was a very interesting training, which made think and reconsider things from a  different perspective. We will definitely use this knowledge in our journalistic work”, - said Tatia Khaliani, a journalist from "Liberali".

The training was organized in the frameworks of UN Women project “Women for Equality, Peace and Development”, implemented with the financial support of the government of Norway.