By Taban Henry
Journalists in South Sudan have been trained on how to influence women parliamentarians in decision making process.
The workshop was organised by the UN Women with the aim of engaging women parliamentarians on influencing decision-making process in South Sudan.
Speaking during the opening remarks, the President of the Union of Journalists in South Sudan Oyet Patrick applauds the UN Women for organizing the workshop adding that as the country is in the time of constitutional making process, there is need for more training for journalists.
He added that UN Women has been helping in building of the women parliamentarian’s capacity and taking them to visit the neighbouring countries.
“For the journalists to do work well build capacity to provide accurate information to the public there is need for more capacity building to the journalists,” he said.
Meanwhile the representative of the UN Women Shukria Syed who is the program officer for Women Peace and Security said that they are interested to empower journalists in order to amplify the voices of women and their efforts for the realization of peace and security in South Sudan.
She added that UN Women encourages journalists to give enough space for women leader’s visibility in public lives.
“As we are approaching the international women day, I wish media and journalists in South Sudan to take the opportunity for positioning South Sudan women’s effort in peace building” she said.