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PLAN to train media on child protection

PLAN to train media on child protection

Plan International Sierra Leone will train media houses on child protection and gender sensitive reporting in a two-day training session on Tuesday 9th –Wednesday 10th August 2016 at their Country Office conference hall on 6 Cantonment Road off Kingharman Road, Freetown.

The aim of the training is to raise gender and child protection awareness and provides guidelines on child protection and gender sensitive reporting by the media in Sierra Leone.

The training session will also function as a platform for media and Plan International staffs to develop networks for the promotion of Child Rights, Gender Equality and Advocacy to end Violence against Women and Girls.

Capacity of the media in Child Protection and gender sensitive reporting is one of Plan International Sierra Leone commitment to strategic partnership and collaboration with the media institutions and practitioners to promote the rights of girls and women for the realisation of opportunities towards reaching their full potential which is in line with Plan International new purpose, which is: strive for a just world that advance children’s rights and equality for girls.

The two-day training session objective is to increase visibility and public interest in Plan International work to promote child rights and gender equality, provides guidelines on child protection and media engagement with children and young people, increase the capacity participants for publishing media materials with child protection and gender sensitive and create a platform for media staff to develop networks for the promotion of Child Rights, Gender Equality and Advocacy to help end Violence against Women and Girls.

Plan International Sierra Leone expects that after the training session, the media should be more aware about issues of child protection and develop a gender lens in media activities, develop stories and publish for the promotion of child rights, and gender equality and support and join advocacy to end violence against women and girls in Sierra Leone.

The Director General of the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation, Dr. Gbanabom Hallowell, will do the official opening of the workshop.

By Ambrose Goba

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