The Reportwomen! Female Reporters’ Leadership Programme (FRLP) is aimed at empowering female reporters with the skills, finesse, support and tools to take bold steps that help position them for the highest leadership roles in their media houses.
The programme, an initiative of the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism, supported by Free Press Unlimited, commenced in June 2017. It intends to contribute to the mobilisation of a network of female reporters oriented for leadership, who can mainstream gender in news reports. The pilot project is a fellowship.
The FRLP is a build up on the Report Women programme of the WSCIJ, which was designed to focus on major issues of access and abuse as they affect girls and women in Nigeria and implemented in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Embassy.
Through the Report Women project, which commenced in 2014, WSCIJ has trained over eighty reporters across the country and commissioned thirty-one stories to improve the quantum and quality of reportage of girls and women issues in Nigeria. It has also published a documentary, titled “Report Women: Untold stories of girls and women in Nigeria” which is available for viewing online, among other activities.