AIRS journalists undergo SGBV and gender sensitive reporting training

Abyei FM’s Rose Monytoch displays a certificate she received after the training on SGBV/GBV in Agok on 10-12-2021. | Credit: Daniel Dau Kuol | AIRS 2021

Seven AIRS journalists and two support staff underwent sexual gender-based violence and gender sensitive reporting training in Agok, Abyei Administrative Area on Thursday.

The training which took place at Abyei FM station was facilitated by the United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei gender advisory office.

It covered, concept of GBV/SGBV, SGBV in international and national laws of South Sudan, child rights and gender sensitive reporting.

UNISFA/UNPOL sexual and gender-based violence advisor, Natalia Emelianova said that the role of media is very important in sensitizing the community and it was good to empower it with these concepts to carry on with the message.

The exercise was initiated during coordination meeting on 16 days of activism in Abyei Town. The training is part of 16 days campaign to end violence against women and girls.

SGBV/GBV training is the first ever of its kind for AIRS staff especially junior and middle level employees.