Strengthening the Women's Network of the Colombian Federation of Journalists: FECOLPER Women
Despite large numbers of women occupying positions in the Colombian media today, the gender divide is ever-present with female media professionals regularly subject to discrimination. At fault is a lack of interest concerning gender issues combined with a lack of organized training. For these reasons, the Colombian Federation of Journalists created FECOLPER Women's Network, an internet network created specifically for the exchange of information about gender and freedom of the press. This project aims to strengthen the institutional capacity of FECOLPER by applying UNESCO's Guidelines on Gender Equality to the Colombian context. A target group of 90 women journalists affiliated with FECOLPER from a variety of media outlets across Colombia will receive training in gender equality practices and incorporating a gender-sensitive news agenda into their work. This training will occur in the form of a series of five workshops led by experts. An online training module will also be created and made available on a permanent basis. The result will be a strengthened network of trained women journalists and increased coverage and sensitivity of gender-related issues in the Colombian media. OBJECTIVE To train 90 women journalists in gender equality practices and incorporating gender-sensitive issues into their work; and to create a similar online training module made available on a permanent basis.