Application Deadline:

The Africa Women Journalism Project, an initiative supported by the International Centre for Journalists in partnership with the Ford Foundation West Africa, has opened a call for journalists in Nigeria, Ghana and Senegal to increase the capacity of women journalists to understand the complexity of gender-based violence and exploitation and empower them to cover gender-related issues.

Through its programme, the AWJP is looking for 60 women journalists for the first phase of the programme, who are interested in reporting on the scale of gender-based violence in the target countries.

Senegal. The applications will be evaluated based on the following

● relevance of the presented story,
● feasibility, originality of the piece,
● motivation expressed in the application and journalistic approach.

Based on participants meeting all the requirements such as attending and actively engaging in all the information sessions, pitching, writing and publishing an in-depth article on the subject matter within the stipulated deadline, 12 of the participants will
then be shortlisted for a 9-month fellowship that will include:

● on-the-job mentoring and editorial sessions to produce high-quality journalism;
● training sessions focused on gender-based violence;
● financial support and assistance


  • The 12 selected fellows will receive a stipend of USD$150 per month (dependent on producing a story a month) to support their reporting over the duration of the fellowship.
  • Story projects on an issue that transcends one or more countries in the region will be an advantage.
  • Solutions-oriented story projects will also be favoured.

1. This fellowship is open only to women journalists in Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal
2. Read through the open call carefully before you fill in the form https://bit.ly/3GeDaxS
3. A fine command of either English or French is a mandatory precondition.
4. Failure to upload any required documents will immediately remove an applicant from consideration.

Applicants may propose single stories, multi-part series, long-form narratives or investigative reports in print, online or broadcast formats. Freelancers, contract and staff journalists are welcome to apply.

All program activities will be conducted in English and French so applicants should be
fluent in these languages.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the West African GBV Reporting Fellowship

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