January, 30, 2018
Members of the Center for Protection of Afghan Women Journalists (CPAWJ) along with a number of female reporters in Ghazni province, met with the provincial governor Wahidullah Kalimzai, sharing their problems and challenges with the top official in the province.
Khadija Ashrafi, representative of the center in Ghazni province, mentioned problems and challenges that women journalists are facing there, calling for the provincial governor’s serious attention in resolving.
Zainab Ahmadi, reporter for the National Television (RTA) was another speaker, who talked about the female journalists’ condition. “Sometimes, we the female journalists face gender discrimination from our men colleagues in the media outlets and also in government offices. This is a serious challenge for the women reporters,” she said.
Mahjabin Nekzad, another journalist in the province, said that nobody pays attention to women journalists’ activities. “All of our works are ignored that causes us female journalists disappointed to work,” she said.
Governor Kalimzai, praised women journalists for being brave in their job despite the unsuitable country situation for their activities, obstacles such as anti-woman ideas and unpleasant traditions.
The governor assured women journalists of all kind of support and cooperation.
Also, Bashir Mohammadi, head of provincial information and culture department, promised for more cooperation with the women journalists and help them find better job opportunity.
Reported by: Khadija Ashrafi
Edited by: Center for Protection of Afghan Women Journalists (CPAWJ)