Gender & Accountability Project (GAP-C): Voice of Women FM 91.7 Amplifying Voices in the Demand for Accountability in Nigeria
The Voice of Women FM, popularly known as WFM 91.7, the official media partners of the Gender and Accountability Project made industrious use of their wide media outreach to raise the decibel of the voices in demand for accountability in Nigeria. Throughout the months of August, September and most notably in October, the Voice of Women FM has constantly been in the broadcast media space with a program tagged “The Woman Agenda” which is aimed at sensitizing the public on corruption as it affects women, and to demand accountability in Nigeria. These activities were carried out in line with the organization’s mandates and its involvement in the implementation of the Gender and Accountability Project (GAP-C).
The Voice of Women FM, through The Woman Agenda was able to enlighten target audience on what corruption means to women, and the scope of corruption in Nigeria. Resource persons such as ICPC representatives were invited to the program to enlighten the audience on the subject matter, and provide linkages through telephone hot-lines for citizens to report all incidences, and also follow up on persecution.
The Woman Agenda also dissected corruption as abuse of trust as it narrowed into the the angle of public and private sector service delivery. It focused on how abuse of trust in accessing healthcare, education, etc. as well as consumer rights issues can be addressed. Target audience were informed on some their rights and the need to stand up for them. Other topics such as marginalization of women in politics and negligence in medicine and health care for women were also discussed on The Woman Agenda.
In addition to constant engagement in the broadcast media space by The Voice of Women FM, there were other engagements by the organization on Social Media for The Woman Agenda.