JHR has been working with Syrian media in the Middle East since 2017 to improve the skills and capacity of Syrian journalists and independent Syrian media to cover human rights issues. Working with Syrian media has incorporated civil society, particularly women’s rights organizations, to address the issues of weak governance within public entities and the absence of public participation in decision making process.

The program was launched with the support of the United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF), working to strengthen the Syrian media sector. This support facilitated the path to expand JHR’s intervention within the sector and towards further engaging civil society and key stakeholders to human rights.

Beginning in 2019, Canada World: Voice for Women & Girls is a 4 year initiative supported by Global Affairs Canada that will improve the human rights of women and girls within the Syrian diaspora in the region through working with journalists, civil society and key stakeholders.

To date, JHR has worked with 65,000 journalists and journalism students across the globe, and built the capacity of over 70 civil society organizations on media relations, coordination and production of human right-related content.

Syrie

Depuis 2017, JDH travaille avec les médias syriens indépendants afin de renforcer les capacités de leurs journalistes à couvrir les questions relatives aux droits humains. La collaboration avec les médias syriens a permis de mobiliser la société civile, en particulier les organisations de défense des droits des femmes, pour faire face aux problèmes de mauvaise gouvernance au sein des entités publiques et au manque de participation du public au processus de prise de décision.

Le programme a été lancé avec le soutien du Fonds des Nations unies pour la démocratie (FNUD), qui s’efforce de renforcer le secteur des médias syriens. Ce soutien a permis d’élargir l’intervention de JDH dans ce secteur et d’impliquer davantage la société civile et les principales parties prenantes dans le domaine des droits humains.

À partir de 2019, Canada Monde : La Voix des Femmes et des Filles est une initiative de 4 ans subventionnée par Affaires Mondiales Canada qui améliorera les droits humains des femmes et des filles au sein de la diaspora syrienne dans la région grâce à un travail avec les journalistes, la société civile et les principales parties prenantes.

À ce jour, JDH a travaillé avec 65 000 journalistes et étudiants en journalisme dans le monde entier, et a renforcé les capacités de plus de 70 organisations de la société civile en matière de relations avec les médias, de coordination et de production de contenu lié aux droits humains.

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TURKEY: Roundtable puts the spotlight on women in Syrian media

August 28th, 2022|Comments Off on TURKEY: Roundtable puts the spotlight on women in Syrian media

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December 17th, 2021|Comments Off on TURKEY: JHR helps restore Syrian teachers’ jobs in Turkish schools

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TURKEY: JHR partner Radio Nasaem unpacks GBV laws for Syrian diaspora in #16days webinar

December 2nd, 2021|Comments Off on TURKEY: JHR partner Radio Nasaem unpacks GBV laws for Syrian diaspora in #16days webinar

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NEWSLETTER: October 2 – Another Afghan family touches down in Canada

November 4th, 2021|Comments Off on NEWSLETTER: October 2 – Another Afghan family touches down in Canada

  October 2nd, 2021 This weeks highlights Another Afghan family touches down in Canada - read the story of their journey Are you ready for Night for Rights on October 20? Success story: JHR Helps [...]

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