The Speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga has commended International Association of Women in Radio and Television (IAWRT) for its determination in the fight against negative Media portrayal of Women.
In a meeting with Kadaga, the head of IAWRT Uganda Chapter, Nankwanga Eunice Kasirye, said Women are regarded as a weaker sex adding that Female journalists are sent for simple stories in press conferences, yet they too can report from war zone areas and other investigative stories the can impact people’s lives.
The meeting was peddled at engaging the speaker to render a hand in the struggle to end gender stereo typing of women in Uganda’s media industry.
“With a gender sensitive media industry, IAWRT is optimistic to creating equity in all sectors and has been at the fore front of creating a sustainable pool of Media Gender mainstreaming ambassadors to influence female journalists,” she said
She also briefed the speaker on the need to create a data base of female media practitioners as well as female News sources to sustainability and collectively uplift the plight of a woman at all levels.