Impact

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  • Telling Climate Change Stories: A Journalist Perspective

    By: Mercy Njoroge A little over a decade ago, a substantial global story broke. Wangari Maathai, the woman of trees, is dead. This sad incident happened precisely two years into my journalism career. The story was huge, and as a junior sub-editor, I felt the pressure editors in my newsroom faced when a story of

  • Recent Legislative Advancements to Combat Gender-Based Violence

    In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Despite the alarming increase in cases of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), there has been no specific law to combat this issue in the country. This has resulted in countless women and girls becoming victims of SGBV within their households and communities, with many cases going unpunished due

  • Uniting Voices: JHR’s Media Mobilization Session

    In Turkey, JHR conducted a media mobilization session that brought together local journalists and representatives of civil society organizations. The primary objective of the session was to assess and monitor the editorial performance of media organizations. The participants engaged in meaningful conversations during the session regarding the significant results of media monitoring. The discussion mainly

  • Empowering Exiled Journalists for Human Rights Reporting

    Last week, JHR’s field office staff in Turkey organized the inaugural training sessions for one of our newest projects, the Connected Protection Journey. This project is funded by Open Society Foundations and aims to empower exiled Syrian and Afghan journalists. More than 28 trainees participated in two impactful days of training focussed on human rights

  • The Significance of JHR’s Impact on the Ongoing Transition Reforms Process

    In a significant step towards progress, the Transitional Government of Mali recently adopted the National Youth Policy and its 2023-2027 action plan, paving the way for the Youth Representation Law. This law is aimed at enhancing the inclusion and participation of young people in public governance and sustainable development. The Youth Representation Act stands as

  • JHR media partner Actuel Media’s report on political exclusion of women with disabilities sparks action from NGO

    Burkina Faso-based civil society organization Association Les Albinos d’Emmanuel is taking a big step towards increasing inclusivity in West Africa. Following JHR media partner Actuel Media’s powerful online report on the political exclusion of women living with disabilities in Mali, the association decided to broaden the focus of their latest social inclusion project in Mali

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