Who We Are

Somali Women Journalism’sRights Association (SOWJRA) is a Somali local Non-Governmental, Non-political, non-ethnic, non-religiously affiliated and Non-profit-making organization focusing on women journalists’ rights and empowerment through education and development activities.

The philosophy of the Organization is to influence women journalists and advocate policies that address women’s barriers in the mass media in the target operational areas and Women emancipation on Political and Socio-Economic front.SOWJRAwas established on 9thJanuary2017 by a group of women journalists and a determined women intellectuals/journalist working in the local media.

SOWJRA is an active local organization which is having collaborations with the line ministries of information, women, sports and youth.

SOWJRA is composed more intellectual ladies having journalism professional across the country. 

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Core Value

  • Transparency and accountability
  • Collaboration with the target community as well as donors
  • Working in flexibility manner
  • Commitment
  • Respect the rights of the others
  • Decision making and information sharing
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Objectives

The main aim of founding the organization is that the members contribute their knowledge coupled with the efforts of the international community on promoting the skills and the participation of the Somali Women Media and TV in the development of the local media. Its purpose also include Rights and Association policies that address the women’s barriers in the mass media and play a particular attention to ameliorate the awareness and Training on job related violations as well as forums on gender balance in the workplace.

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Vision

SOWJRA vision statement points towards a sustainable women journalists capable of raising the gender issue in a manner of empowering on both the local media and that of the world in general.

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Mission

SOWJRAmission statement indicates that our vision would be achieved through:

  • Capacity building and education women journalists through mass media
  • Educating newswomen on other methods of mass media to express themselves and their messages despite the prevailing political and financial obstacles through the entire country (e.g. , newsletters, drama, films and videos and Association etc)
  • Providing information and guidance to women reporters and the Somali women in general who are working to combat womanly oppression
  • Publication of Women Newsletter which provides a forum for groups that is active in the women’s movement
  • Liberate women from their place of subordination to men – an ancient traditional phenomenon that exists in our community and which is a barrier to the progress of the women in every aspect
  • Documentation of all types of violations against not only women journalist but other vulnerable women, girls and children in the community in Somalia
  • Finding appropriate means of research, action and communication which will take into account the complex situations of oppressions that characterize the Somali women journalists in the country
  • Advocating and lobbying the rights of Somali women journalists and other vulnerable and at risk women, girls and children in the community to better live in dignity and freedom in their country.

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