femLENS is happy to announce its new partnership with the Cameroon Association of Women in Media AFMEC. AFMEC is a professional network of women in Cameroon who work and contribute to all areas of media including journalism, production, editing and directing. This organisation works to advocate for women in media while leveraging media to fight for women’s rights and promote gender equality.
The network is made up of 128 members across all 10 regions of Cameroon. The coalition has facilitated social activism efforts which included 16 days of activism against rape, calling to change how the media reports on instances of sexual abuse. The National Coordinator, Tchonko Becky Bissong, is a journalist with Cameroon Radio Television (CRTV) and has also hosted discussions with other leading women, Calling the Women, about the female role in peace building.
They also work on capacity building for media women through gender sensitive coverage of electoral processes in Cameroon; mobilising women towards an increase participation and a better representation in local councils and the parliament through a media campaign dubbed *#1Woman1Vote.
We are excited to collaborate with AFMEC for this 4-week documentary photography and storytelling workshop where participants will learn new techniques and best practices. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a completed portfolio piece, which will be ready for publication and exhibition.
You can see the program and register for the workshop click here.