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Well Body – June 2013 MMW-SL Project Director Florence Sesay Selected for 2020 B-PEACE Award - Florence Njai-Sesay, our Project Director in Sierra Leone, received the prestigious “2020 Women Forward Award:  Mentor of Distinction”  from Bpeace (The Business Council for Peace International – www.bpeace.org). The globally attended on-line award ceremony was followed by  a surprise celebration event held for Florence in Freetown by the MMW-SL Board Chair Mariama Khai Fournah and many from the MMW-SL […]
Well Body – June 2013 OAK FOUNDATION Chooses MMW in Sierra Leone for Emergency Covid-19 Grant - The team leading the Issues Affecting Women Programme at the Oak Foundation have made an emergency Covid-19 grant to MMW with a focus on domestic violence, the “epidemic within the epidemic.”  With this funding our MMW-SL team is mobilizing quickly to be able to reach the most vulnerable populations during this crisis.  MMW is uniquely […]
Well Body – June 2013 MMW Initiative with Financial Development Institutions - The MMW International Advisory Board recently agreed to begin partnering with privately held companies operating in the least developed countries, helping companies in the private sector to achieve their social and economic goals in the countries where they work, especially meeting IFC Standard 7 on indigenous peoples and SDG 5 on gender equality, particularly SDG 5(B) to […]
Well Body – June 2013 30 New Youth Advocates Significantly Extend Our Broadcast Reach in Sierra Leone - MMW-SL has strengthened our fifteen Listening Centers by hiring and training 30 Youth Advocates, young women and men beween the ages of 18 to 24 who are now active participants in extending our programming to “last mile” women and girls.  Traveling by foot or by motorbike, they increased engagement among our target populations on SRHR advocacy […]
Well Body – June 2013 DRC Partner Project Update - Thanks to the success of our first two pilot phases focused on distribution, and to a new grant from the Oak Foundation, we are now training our journalists in the production of our podcast format in the Congo. Earlier this year, MMW and its Congolese partner SOFEPADI completed two highly successful pilot projects focused on […]
Well Body – June 2013 Congolese Journalists Ready for Next Phase - Democratic Republic of Congo Thanks to the success of our first two pilot phases focused on distribution, and to a new grant from the Oak Foundation, we are now training our journalists in the production of our podcast format in the Congo. Earlier this year, MMW and its Congolese partner SOFEPADI completed two highly successful […]
Well Body – June 2013 Media Matters for Women Mourns Loss of Bintu Conteh - We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our dear friend and colleague, Bintu Conteh, Senior Journalist for Media Matters for Women in Sierra Leone. Bintu was one of the founding journalists for Media Matters for Women and was highly regarded by all who worked with her. Her work touched the lives of thousands […]
Well Body – June 2013 Insights from MMW’s First Summer Intern in Sierra Leone - By Jane ThurowSenior in Communications at Carthage CollegeWisconsin, USA This summer I was fortunate to be Media Matters for Women’s first volunteer intern. It gave me an extraordinary opportunity to learn first-hand about Media Matters for Women’s innovative concept for delivering information to underserved women and girls in Africa. The highlight was working with their […]
Well Body – June 2013 Local Partner Activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo - Women who come for medical care at the Karibuni Wamama Hospital in Bunia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) find that it is also a Media Matters for Women Listening Center. SOFEPADI, our local partner in the DRC, runs the Karibuni Wamama Hospital in addition to many other key services for women and girls. […]
Well Body – June 2013 Promoting the Rights of Women and Girls to Vote in Sierra Leone’s National Elections - In the lead up to the 2018 presidential elections in Sierra Leone, our female journalists were engaging women from local communities on their right to equal participation and representation in democratic processes. Our senior journalists produced weekly podcasts for distribution through fifteen community-based listening centres and peer-to-peer phone transfers that encouraged women to exercise their […]
Well Body – June 2013 Director of MMW Partner in DRC Receives Global Award - Julienne Lusenge honoured with International Women’s Rights Award A cross-regional alliance of 25 human rights organisations in Geneva, Switzerland has chosen Julienne Lusenge, Country Director of Media Matters for Women’s Wamama Tujenge podcast programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), to receive the 2018 International Women’s Rights Award from the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy.  Julienne […]
Well Body – June 2013 New Leadership in Sierra Leone - A new Board of Directors for Media Matters for Women in Sierra Leone has been formed to provide strategic advice and support to our excellent team of journalists in Sierra Leone. The Board Chair is Fatmata Dainkeh Katta who, like many of the other new board members, began her radio career at Cotton Tree News (CTN), the […]