UN Women holds social media training for journalists
|Journalists at the UN-Women Social Media Training, Lagos|
By BnF News Online
UN-Women, an agency of the United Nations is currently holding a three day training for journalsits on how to use the social media to promote women's engagement in peace and security in #northeast Nigeria.
The training holds at WhilteHouse Hotel, Ikeja Lagos.
About 30 journalists from various media organisations are participating in the all-important training.
In an intriductory remark, Mr Patrick Mancha of the UN-Women said the training was designed to help improve journalists' capacity on how to use the vibrant social media platforms to promote the activities of WPS as well as to promote the advocacy for women particpation in the area of #peace and security.
He said women, especially in Nigeria, have for a long time been placed on the back role when it comes to the issues of decision making. A trend he said must be corrected.
"Women has to be part of the decision making", said Mancha.
He said with the efforts of WPS, communities in Adamawa and #Gombe state are currently having a sizeable number of women sitting in counci as traditional rulers.
He mentioned that the Emir of Kaltungo took the lead in incliding women as part of his tradional council.
"In Plateau state, especially in areas like Gindiri and Mangu communities, women now take part in decision making as traditional councils", said Mancha.
Details of the day one training to come later...