The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) was established on 14th September 1989, to serve as a rallying point for Nigerian female journalists.
The birth of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists was the result of the struggle to gain more recognition for women in the journalism profession.
This effort was initiated by the pioneer president of Nigeria Association of Women Journalists Mrs. Brenda Akpan and a few female journalists with the support of some of their gender sensitive male counterparts during the George Izobo’s leadership of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
The association was formed to serve two main purposes, the first was professionally as an umbrella organization for all female journalists in the country, to cater for their career interests in terms of training towards professional interests and the second as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) saddled with the social responsibility of the welfare and interests of women and children in the society.
The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) is an affiliate of the parent body the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) constituent on the provision in Article 10, on affiliations sub section lb, that the union shall take notice and deem Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN), and the Nigeria Guild of Editors (NGE), etc as its affiliates.
Thirty years ago, a group of women came together and formed Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ), thirty years after, NAWOJ has grown from strength to strength.
NAWOJians have made their mark in different ways, As we celebrate, kudos to ALL the amazing women who have added value to Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ).
In Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria Association of Women Journalists (NAWOJ) is visibly vibrant and its impacts felt with over 200 registered membership strength.
Having survived her first 30 years of existence, Nigeria Association Of Women Journalists has come to stay.