As part of program supported by South Asia Women’s Fund (SAWF) to promote the use of the Right to Information Act for women migrants to access information on safe migration, MAG organized ‘Write-Up Skill Training’ on 9-10 June 2016 to 14 women journalists from Kathmandu, Dolakha, Makwanpur and Chitwan. The main objective of the training was to enhance the professional ability of women journalists’ to deliver better reports on migration issues in linkage with safety of women migrant workers.
Through the training, the journalists learned about the Right to Information Act of Nepal and its application for raising issues of migration in context of women’s migrants in media and for ensuring migrants’ rights. Major topics covered in the training were basic of journalism and news making, how media has been covering migration issues and issues of women migrants, linkage between the Right to Information act and safe migration; and identification of issues of women migrants and women returnee migrants for feature write-up.
The journalists were trained to improve their reporting on migration and migrants’ issues, using a human rights lens, specifically addressing the right to safe and secure mobility. The journalists after training will be engaged in writing feature stories covering issues of women migrants, women returnee migrants and women / families left behind.