Juba, 29th June 2018. South Sudanese female journalists say females are few in media houses and managerial positions because of sexual harassment against them.
They say some bosses in organizations, including media houses demand for love and sex before employing or promoting ladies to higher positions.
The women were speaking during a one-day workshop for female journalists organized by AMDISS with support from Journalist for Human Rights and Global Affairs Canada.
One of the participants says some women end up refusing job offer once the employer asks her to love or play sex with him.
Another journalist also says women are seen as inferior to lead.
Another participant mentions cultural believes as barriers to women in getting jobs or promotion.
the participants mentioned lack of motivation, empowerment, security issue and language barrier as some factors that reduce the number of female journalists in media houses.
Irene Aya, Media Development Officer for Association for Media Development in South Sudan, or AMDISS believes many challenges facing women are not reported.
CRN Director Mary Ajith encourages female journalists to report their challenges to concerned authorities.
Journalists for Human Rights’ media trainer, Majduline Joseph, encourages women to build confidence in themselves to reach higher positions and deliver good services.
She advises women to prove to men that they can work ones that chance is given to them.