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Women’s Media Training for All

PRB has worked with hundreds of journalists to strengthen their capacity to report on population, reproductive health, and gender issues. Women’s Edition, our signature initiative for global journalism training, has trained 84 women journalists from 35 countries. Our trainings, which include seminars, interactive sessions, study tours, and site visits, have proven highly effective in advancing coverage of these issues and even prompting policy changes in some countries.

This year, we took advantage of digital dissemination to broaden the reach of our training knowledge. As part of the USAID-funded PACE Project, PRB international media training program director, Deborah Mesce, created a Media Toolkit: Helping Journalists Get the Story—and Get It Right, which is available on the PACE Project website. The toolkit is a step-by-step guide to conducting a Women’s Edition-type training and reflects PRB’s strong commitment to providing practical knowledge as well as empowering others to use and share that knowledge independently. The toolkit incorporates numerous examples of field experiences with the trainings and provides a battery of ready-made training support and presentation materials.

In fact, this was the “Year of the Toolkit” for the PACE Project. Project staff also created toolkits for “Subnational Policy Communication” and “Population, Health, and Environment”, while a comprehensive “Policy Communication Toolkit” was scheduled to be released early in 2017.

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