Women, Media and Change (WOMEC) is a national independent Non-Profit and Non-Governmental Organization established in 1994 in response to the need of promoting effective use of the media for the advancement of women.
WOMEC recognizes that women’s issues are a dimension of many issues such as education, health, environment, and human rights, and is committed to giving women public voice and visibility through the mass media to expand their participation in the public arena.
Since WOMEC was founded and in a relatively brief period of operation, its work and activities have earned for it very quickly growing respect and recognition among women’s organization and individual women who seek to make an impact in their chosen fields of endeavor through effective use of the media.
WOMEC is the only such organization in Ghana actively working in this direction.
WOMEC believes all segments of the population must be given equal space to develop their full potentials. In line with this, WOMEC is committed to creating a forum for networking and fostering exchanges among different segments of the population.
WOMEC aims at achieving its goal by:
Providing media skills training for women both in leadership and at the grassroots level
Giving greater visibility to women through the media
Giving visibility to female electioneering candidates through the media before, during and after elections
Serving as a centre of excellence that focuses on the training, capacity building and create a platform for exchange of ideas and facilitates networking of media women in the sub-region for female journalists;
Developing a database on women in the media in Africa which will hold information on the human resources of female journalists in Africa;
Establishing a resource centre for female journalists to learn new skills and access information;
Developing a mentorship program between young female journalists and the older experienced journalists in the West African sub-region;
Organizing ICT training for women NGO’s and women in media to help them to effectively use ICT in their work;
Establishing an exchange program for female journalists in Africa to enable them share experiences, ideas and learn from each other.
- Women and ICT: We believe that it is essential to engage more women in accessing and using information and communication technologies (ICTs) for equality and development in Africa.
- Women and leadership: By training women in IT and media and giving them a space for discussion, WOMEC is working actively to strengthen the role of the female leaders and is developing the leadership of the women yet to take action in their communities
- Advocacy: Undertake research on gender issues with a view to providing up-to-date facts and figures to service women’s organizations and other institutions concerned with advocacy and awareness creation;
- Services: WOMEC offers a 12 weeks beginner course to women at grassroots level. We set the following
objectives for the training:
- to empower women with the power of the new technologies;
- to bring more awareness among the women about the existence of women’s actions in their countries and internationally;
- to give them the skills of contributing to a larger discussion and campaign for gender equality.