Conversations about journalism, media and society in Uganda from the African Centre for Media Excellence.
In this episode, Irene Abalo Otto and Carol Beyanga of Nation Media Group Uganda join ACME’s online content producer, Clare Muhindo, to discuss the pervasive problem of sexual harassment in the media in Uganda.
Highlighted in this podcast is a survey report from Women in News on sexual harassment in African media organisations. It outlines the scale of the problem in eight countries. Women in News has published a comprehensive sexual harassment toolkit with practical instruments to develop in-house policies, communication systems and investigative procedures. We encourage you to access it here and use it in your media house.
The Kampala-based NGO, Akina Mama Wa Afrika recently published a handbook on Understanding Sexual Harassment in the World of Work, and a study titled “Tusikize! Listen to Us”, that documents how sexual harassment manifests, how it is perpetuated and ehow it has impacted the lives of women.
Download the Uganda Employment (Sexual Harassment) Regulations, 2012 for statutory mechanisms to protect you and your colleagues.
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