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16 Days of Activism: USAID workshop highlights empowering women journalists

As part of the international campaign “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence,” the United States Agency for International Development Agency (USAID) organised a workshop for the Women Journalists Network of Bangladesh Sunday.

The participants talked about the role of journalists in producing constructive reporting and carrying out fact-checking.

They shared ideas on empowering women in the media and helping them overcome barriers and assume leadership positions more widely.

The programme “Women Thrive in Journalism,” featured guest presenters, including Roving Asia Editor of the Global Investigative Journalism Network Miraj Ahmed Chowdhury, and engaged women journalists on an array of topics.

“We are optimistic to see organisations like the Women Journalists Network of Bangladesh working to bring attention to gender inequities and other crucial issues that impact Bangladeshi society,” said USAID Mission Director Kathryn Stevens.

“We look forward to working together with all partners to realise the vision of a world in which our sisters, mothers, daughters, and every woman and girl have equal opportunities to prosper in life.”

Through its workshops, USAID provides opportunities for Bangladeshi journalists to better understand key development issues in health, agriculture, climate change, and other areas to enhance their knowledge and inform the public about socio-economic development issues.

The US government, through USAID, has provided more than $8 billion in development assistance to Bangladesh since its independence.

Source: Unites News of Bangladesh