Media and Conflict

PAGED Initiative works with Nigerian media to ensure that media reports on conflict are conflict-sensitive. Conflict-sensitive reporting contributes to reconciliation and peace-building. Therefore, it is important that Nigerian media adopts conflict-sensitive reporting. We provide training on conflict-sensitive reporting and work with the media to ensure that they are aware of nuances that can be potentially dangerous.

PAGED Initiative works with Nigerian media to ensure that rather than simply reporting about conflicts indiscriminately, they focus on the root causes of conflicts and are more people-participatory/responsive in their resolve approach.

Conflict and Gender

The voices of women and girls are rarely heard in media and Civil Society reports, for example, about the crisis in North-Eastern Nigeria. What we see in the news are armed attacks by militants, bomb blasts and devastation. Women hardly ever are consulted in the news as analysts, spokespersons, or witnesses. In the rare occasions that we do see women in reports about the crisis, they tend to be portrayed as victims.

PAGED Initiative aims to promote equal participation of the female and male genders in conflict transformation and recovery initiatives in order to highlight the courage, inventiveness and resilience of everyday women in Nigeria who strive to safeguard and nurture their families in the midst of conflicts and crisis.

PAGED Initiative seeks to show that women are not just victims of violence and poverty, but are important, but neglected tools of peace processes.