One of the country’s women’s rights advocate groups, Women Legal Resources Centre (Wolrec), has urged journalists to positively report on issues that affect women.
Wolrec Women Empowerment for Leadership project coordinator, Irene Tisungane Ntonga, made the call during a two-day orientation meeting for women advocates’ forum in Zomba on Thursday.
She said it was worrisome to note that the media gives priority to women issues when they have done something wrong in their communities.
“Women are doing good things in their communities. Women have the potential of steering development activities just like men, only that they are not given a platform to showcase their abilities,” said Ntonga.
On this note, she said Wolrec would be engaging the media to strengthen their surveillance role to promote the positive image of women in society.
One of the participants, Lora Makalani, hailed Wolrec for organising the meeting, saying it has given women advocating skills.
Wolrec is currently implementing the ‘Women Empowerment for Leadership Project’ in Zomba, Blantyre and Nsanje, with support from the Dutch government, through Hivos.