Dec 27 2020: Celebrate The Disruptors This Holiday Season, this week: Judie Kaberia

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  • We need YOU to help us Celebrate the Disruptors this Holiday Season, this week: Judie Kaberia in Kenya!
  • Indigenous Journalists! Apply Here for Paid Opportunities to Work with Leading Media Across Canada

Celebrate the Disruptors this Holiday Season, this week: Judie Kaberia

THANK YOU to everyone who has helped us Celebrate the Disruptors this holiday season!
 
We are so grateful to each of you for the incredible amount of generosity you have shown since we launched our campaign on #GivingTuesday and we have already raised $64,871! 
BUT we aren’t done yet! Click here to donate TODAY
We are SO close to our goal of $70,000 and we need YOU to help us celebrate our brave disruptors this holiday season: those who, in 2020, have had the courage to highlight the social divides the pandemic has exposed and push for better.
This week we are celebrating Judie Kaberia, a multi-award winning journalist and the Gender Media Trainer for JHR’s Voice for Women and Girls’ Rights project in Kenya. Since the onset of COVID-19, Judie has been creating awareness through research and reporting on how the pandemic has heightened the existing risk of women and girls becoming victims of human trafficking for sex exploitation, child labour and domestic serviture.
The lack of a safe shelter system and protection for young women and girls who are victims of human trafficking was already a major issue in Kenya but that threat has only increased due to the cessation of movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
Judie’s work has gone far beyond reporting – she has worked with Civil Society Organizations and government agencies to rescue and counsel the huge number of young girls looking for safe houses and shelters amidst the pandemic. 
This is why the work Judie is doing is so important. 
With YOUR support Judie can continue find solutions in providing shelter and protection of young women and girls who are victims of human trafficking in Kenya.
YOU can help us make a difference TODAY! 
Click here to read Judie’s piece in Kenya’s Capital News on the urgent need to create new rescue shelters for victims of human trafficking.
YOU can help us TODAY. Click here to donate TODAY!
Help us Celebrate the Disruptors: those who mobilized media to change lives in 2020 – for the better.

Call for Expressions of Interest: Bursaries and Internships Supporting Indigenous Voices 

JHR’s Indigenous Reporters program is currently seeking expressions of interest from emerging Indigenous journalists in Canada to work on bursary and internship opportunities available with leading media organizations across Canada.

The bursaries and internships are open to Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) youth working or seeking work in media, or currently enrolled in a media or journalism program at a Canadian post-secondary institution.

Deadline to apply: January 3, 2021. Find all information here

 

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To read more on JHR’s land acknowledgement, click here. 

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