Women in News (WIN) is an online platform that aims to increase women’ presence and leadership voices in the news. WIN is currently working with more than 80 media from 12 countries throughout the Middle East (including Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine), and the Sub-Saharan Africa.
WIN collaborates with their media partners to close the gender gap in the newsrooms, boardrooms as well as in the produced content. Furthermore, the project envisages to equip women journalist and editors with the skills and strategies to ensure their presence in media top positions. With that purpose a call is launched every year for 30 mid-to-senior level editors or senior journalists from MENA region to join the platform and benefit from a certified media management training as well as mentoring, coaching and networking sessions with leading global editors to create an extended professional and personal network.
Besides WIN offers the audience a resource centre that features the latest reports and data on gender equality in the media, as well as practical tools to help media managers create environments for their female talent to succeed, all materials may be accessed free of charge.
We invite you to discover WIN’ website and learn about many other highly interesting projects such as the initiative “Future Leaders” from which 300-350 young women benefit yearly from in-classroom training in leadership, presentation and blogging skills. Or the Women in News Editorial Leadership Award which is awarded to one outstanding woman editor in the sub Saharan Africa region and in the Middle East and North Africa region recognizing her exemplary contributions to the newsroom as well as their contribution to gender equality through their newspapers.
The website serves as an arena to connect with members of the Women in News community thanks to WIN directory in which the exceptional women who have gone through the Women in News programme over the years are portrayed to facilitate exchanges and connections between WINners, past and present.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.