Redeemer Buatsi is a Ghanaian student at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette who has received 25,000 Ghana cedis (2000$) award to conduct research in the State of Louisiana.

The award is part of strategic steps being undertaken by the University of Louisiana to promote research aimed at strengthening the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals in Louisiana. More importantly, the grant aims to encourage graduate students to conduct SDG-related research that feeds into the larger SDG framework.

Redeemer will be studying how the media in the state of Louisiana presents issues affecting women and children, specifically issues about sexual violence against women. The primary aim of the research is to investigate the role of media framing of sexual violence against women and how that can affect social inclusion policies in the State.

By exploring this important SDG from a Louisiana and Southern States perspective, the research will provide insights about how the Louisiana media landscape is addressing issues of Gender equality (Goal 5), Good Health (Goal 3) and Wellbeing and Peace, Justice, and Strong institutions (Goal 16).

About Redeemer Buatsi
Redeemer Buatsi is a young researcher currently studying a Master of Science program in communication at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He completed his undergraduate degree at the Ghana Institute of Journalism, now UniMAC-IJ, under the Lebanese scholarship program.

He also received his master’s degree in development communication from the same University, with funding from the Lebanese scholarship program. During his master’s program, Redeemer received another scholarship to participate in an exchange program under the Erasmus+ scholarship program at NLA University College in Norway.
Redeemer won third place for best graduate research at the 51st RAMP conference at Howard University in Washington DC.

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