The Safety Training for Female Journalists took place in Kassala, Sudan, on 25-27/09/2017. The training session was organized by the Sudanese Journalists Union (SJU) with financial support of the Italian Embassy in Khartoum – being a part of the country’s initiative of the International Programme for Developing Communications (IPDC) and Khartoum office of UNESCO. Twenty four women-journalists were trained to manage their personal security risks – from Kassala, Gedaref and Red Sea states. This was the sixth training of the series initiated by UNESCO and IPDC. First training took place in Khartoum in February-March, second – in Wad Medani in April, third and fourth – in El Fasher and Ed Damer in May, and fifth – in Nyala in August.
The closing ceremony of the training were honored by the Deputy Ambassador of Italy, Ms. Valeria Romare, UNESCO Representative to Sudan, Mr. Pavel Kroupkine, and acting Governor of Kassala, Mr. Magzoub Abu Ali with other state officials.