Adie Vanessa Offiong understands the value of compassionate reporting. She is an award-winning journalist with Daily Trust newspaper and heads the Arts & Entertainment desk. She also reports development issues with a human angle and solutions-based approach.
For more than ten years, Offiong has covered a range of topics including women and children, environment, agriculture, health and women in business, reporting data-driven and evidence based stories with a strong human angle.
In 2017, Offiong’s story on pregnancy healthcare amongst women living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps, ‘When antenatal is luxury: the IDP story’
won in the ‘Honorary Mention’ category of the ICFJ-United Nations Foundation Reporting Fellowship on Climate and Migration. Her continued reporting on the issue resulted in real life impact for the women she interviewed.
Adie Vanessa Offiong has participated in various dialogues and conferences, globally, including the Paris International Stakeholder Dialogue on Mainstreaming FGM efforts beyond Health in 2018.
She is a 2017 IHP intern of the Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp and is the only Nigerian who won the 2018 Media Fellow of the Health Systems Global.
To mark 16 Days of Activism, I am honouring 16 Remarkable Women who painstakingly work to educate on gender inequality, human rights and putting an end to violence against women and girls.