IRP Group Trip to Senegal

Senegal 2017

September 12, 2017

The International Reporting Project (IRP) will host a group reporting trip focusing on gender, human rights and civil society issues in Senegal from November 10-20, 2017.

About Senegal

Senegal, one of Africa’s most prosperous and democratic countries, has enjoyed an economic boom since the late 1990s, primarily reliant on agriculture. Political stability, religious tolerance and rich culture bind together the country's 15 million citizens, though large segments of the population lack equal access to economic, health and educational resources. Its capital, Dakar, is the western-most point of the African continent, and standards of living vary greatly between the coast and the rural inland communities.

In this context, IRP fellows to Senegal will explore issues that tend to affect women and men differently, including education, infrastructure, agriculture and health. We will especially focus on the advancement of women's rights and lingering inequities.

Fellows on the 10-day reporting trip will look at these issues and many more in Senegal, and possibly spend a few days in neighboring Gambia. We will meet with key government leaders, representatives of non-governmental organizations, members of the education and health communities, religious and media leaders, and others.

All stories produced by the fellows will be re-posted on the IRP site after publication and co-owned by the fellow (or his/her distribution partners, depending on arrangements) and the IRP. In addition, the work produced as a result of the trip may be posted on the social media channels of the IRP funders. This trip is supported by a grant from the Foundation for a Just Society (FJS).

Selected fellows will be announced on Wednesday, October 11th in our newsletter.

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