2019: Media Guru Charge Colleagues on More Attention to Women and People Living with Disabilities

By Norah Okafor on 16/11/2018

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A media guru and the Assistant Director of Programmes, Radio Nigeria, Mrs. Funke-Treasure Durodola has called on the practitioners of the pen profession to pay more attention to women and people living with Disabilities as the campaign for the 2019 general elections gathers momentum.


Mrs. Durodola noted that these marginalized group who little and no attention is paid to paly an integral role to the development of the society.


Speaking on the topic "mainstreaming reports of gender and people living with Disabilities in the Electoral Process", at the just concluded workshop on best practices and professional reporting of the electoral process held in Enugu for journalists from the Southeast and Southsouth region of Nigeria, the media veteran explained that politics is gender neutral and therefore cannot be described as a venture for men only.


She listed monitoring,radicalism and collaboration as some major roles of the media aside her primary roles of educating, informing and entertaining the people.
The FRCN Assistant Programmes Director made a case for inclusion of more women in politics and insisted that women have the capacity to lead the society.
Mrs. Durodola who lamented that women and those living with disabilities are not given a chance to be heard blamed the media for failing in her agenda setting role and enjoined them to rise up to their responsibilities.
According to her, " until the media speaks up against the ills meted out on both women and persons living with disabilities, the society would continue to disregard them". She called on the media to create a platform for women in politics for debate, increased frequency and prominence given to gender issues.Mrs. Durodola listed some of the challenges for women in politics to include party nominations, registration, party prinaries, funding, education and capacity building.

 

 

Posted on November, 16 2018

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