The International Press Centre IPC, Lagos-Nigeria has enjoined the Nigerian media to give more voice to women so that they could be bolder in contributing to the country’s development.
Director of IPC, Mr. Lanre Arogundade made the call in a statement today (March 8, 2017) to mark the 2017 International Women’s Day, which celebrates the achievements of women in all spheres of life.
“On this day, we at IPC are calling on the Nigeria media to address the imbalance in the coverage of women so that their true voices could be heard in politics, elections, governance and development”, he said.
According to the IPC Director, by so doing the Nigerian media would contribute to the processes that will lead to the realization of this year’s theme: “Women in the changing world of work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.
Mr. Arogundade also called on the media to exercise professional and ethical discretion in reporting issues of violence against women, particularly the girl child, in order to prevent stigmatization and other negative social consequences.
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