Media Mama: USAID photo essay features Senegal Women’s Leadership Project

May 25th, 2016 | News

A new photo essay by USAID, in honor of World Press Freedom Day, features Aissatou Ndiaye, a participant of World Education’s Women’s Leadership Project. The project aims to strengthen the presence and voice of women in the media as a way to develop community-level leadership roles for Senegalese women.

With her project training, Aissatou runs a radio show where she discusses challenges faced by the community, such as keeping girls in school and involving women in decision-making. The feature includes a short video and a photo diary of Aissatou’s accomplishments in her community with support from her project training. Her story echoes those of Adama and Abdoulaye, journalists and community leaders in Senegal whose experience with the project is featured on the World Education website.

Learn more about the Women’s Leadership: Civic Leadership and Journalism project, and view the USAID visual story Media Mama.

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