SADC PF OFFERS MEDIA AWARDS
WINDHOEK (22 September, 2015) - The SADC Parliamentary Forum has introduced media awards with financial support from the Embassy of Sweden and Norway in a move it says will recognise and reward journalists that report about the involvement of Parliamentarians in advancing Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and promoting national initiatives that could result in citizen's access to SRHR services.
SRHR include the basic right of all couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly the number, spacing and timing of their children and to have the information and means to do so, and the right to attain the highest standard of sexual and reproductive health. They also include the right of all to make decisions concerning reproduction free violence or coercion.
Dr Esau Chiviya, the Secretary General of the SADC PF, announced the introduction of the awards in a statement this week.