In August, FAWE join other organizations in signing a pledge that will ensure that all stories written, told, or narrated by FAWE upholds respect and dignity to not only the subject of discussion but also the readers.
In a quote shared on social media, FAWE Executive Director, Martha Muhwezi says:
“The art of modern storytelling should as much as possible bring out the inspirational aspect of the story in the most concise, accurate, transparent and respectful way. Because of that, FAWE chooses to sign the Dignified Storytelling pledge.”
Dignified Storytelling was born out of the need to unite the voices of content makers, editors, journalists, photographers, filmmakers, storytellers, communications specialists, communications managers and contributors and equip them with the awareness and hands -on knowledge that will enable them to capture moments and tell stories without compromising human dignity. Supported by Dubai Cares, Expo 2020 Dubai, and the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MOFAIC), Dignified Storytelling is facilitating a shared understanding of how storytelling can uphold the dignity of all persons.