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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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Replicating our success in DRC Measuring Impact in Sierra Leone - Sarah Bomkapre Kamara, a Sierra Leonian currently earning her PhD in journalism in Germany, completed a comprehensive evaluation of Media Matters for Women’s work in Sierra Leone in June 2017. Sarah’s task was to determine how our pilot projects had performed in effectively communicating with “last mile” populations and to understand whether our programs had […]
Replicating our success in DRC Replicating our success in DRC - Media Matters for Women is rolling out our concept to rural areas of Central and East Africa following four years of successful programming in Sierra Leone. Jeanne Kibuo Mbweki, an experienced broadcast journalist working with the Fund For Congolese Women in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), was flown by Media Matters for Women to […]
Media Matters for Women in the DRC Update on DRC Project - Media Matters for Women and our two partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) — Female Solidarity for Integrated Peace and Development (SOFEPADI) and Women@TheTable — received a grant from Millicom Foundation to create a pilot podcast called Wamama Tujenge (“Women Building Peace”). It was first broadcast across the DRC on 25 November, 2017 as part of the […]