Promoting Gender Equality and Leadership: Dr. Anna Henga Addresses Discrimination in Newsrooms at WIN Conference.
On 28 July 2023 Executive Director of Legal and Human Rights Centre (LHRC) Dr. Anna Henga attended the Women in News -WAN-IFRA Tanzania alums skills building and networking conference at Giraffe Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam as a Guest of Honor and keynote speaker.
The Women in News (WIN) Programme is an initiative by the WAN-IFRA that was started to develop and promote women’s leadership in the media.
During the conference, Dr. Henga said women in newsrooms are discriminated against in getting promotions and are more likely to be paid less than their male counterparts with the same qualifications (or even less) and experience.
“Part of my work is to provide Legal Aid. I receive cases of Journalists who have been exposed to Sextortion in the Newsroom, they are told to exchange their bodies in exchange for positions. Some are brave enough to say no, but some fall into the trap of gender-based violence (GBV) that also affects their career paths and their self-confidence". Dr. Anna Henga when addressing the Women in News -WAN-IFRA Tanzania alums skills building and networking conference.