A call has been made for female journalists to be afforded equal treatment with their male counterparts at their workplaces.

The Zimbabwe Union of Journalists’ second edition of a national workshop on gender, equity and safety held in Bulawayo noted that female journalists were not being given equal opportunities to their male counterparts when it came to leadership positions.

In an interview on the sidelines of the workshop, ZUJ Secretary General Foster Dongozi, highlighted that the time had come for female journalists to be judged on their capabilities and never on their gender.

Two members of the union have to date received training in gender, equity and safety and will be soon embarking on sharing lessons learnt to the rest of the SADC region.

The workshop was organised by ZUJ in conjunction with the Norwegian Union of Journalists.