The Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) in collaboration with the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) opens application submission for its 2021 Report Women! Female Reporters Leadership Programme (FRLP) Fellowship. This year, the fellowship will focus on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence (SGBV) and Criminal Justice. The choice of our focus area is to increase the quality and quantum of stories on girls and women issues by creating a strong community of female reporters with leadership prowess who can put conversations on various forms of violence against girl and women and criminal justice on the front burner. The overall objective of the FRLP Fellowship is to equip female reporters with leadership skills and position them to take opportunities to lead, provide capacity development for advanced nuanced reporting and create a vibrant cohort of female practitioners who can mainstream girls and women in news reporting. Professional fulltime or freelance female reporters in Nigeria, with a minimum of three years’ experience are eligible to apply.

Application closes on Friday 28 May 2021 by 11.00pm West Africa Time (WAT)

ADVISORY NOTE: To avoid loss of information while completing the form, applicants who may not be able to provide the required information at once may type out their responses on a document and paste when ready to submit.

You can download the word version of the form here, fill and send to [email protected]