Tag: gbv

  • TUNISIA: JHR supports Women Ministry’s launch of five new shelters for GBV survivors

    In southern Tunisia, survivors of gender-based violence have had limited options for escaping their abuser. Refuge centers that allow people fleeing domestic violence to be sheltered at least temporarily are not found in all cities and areas. A culture of shame around seeking support against abusers further complicates survivors’ access to shelters. During a roundtable

  • DRC: Journalist killed in domestic violence incident gets justice

    On January 5, 2022, Congolese journalist Charline Kitoko was killed by her husband in a domestic violence incident in Mwenga, South Kivu.  Her murder sparked a debate in the media, led by JHR-DRC and partner organizations Association des Femmes des Médias (AFEM) and Congolese Union of Media Women (UCOFEM), about unchecked domestic violence in DRC.

  • TURKEY: JHR partner Radio Nasaeem connects Syrian women with legal services

    On World Radio Day, JHR is proud to share a powerful success story emerging from our work with Radio Nasaeem in Turkey: the establishment of a first-of-its-kind refugee and migrant rights centre by the Turkish Bar Association that will pursue legal cases for Syrians and organize research, awareness-building and training activities for the protection of

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

      For the 16 days of activism for the elimination of gender-based violence, JHR partner Radio Nasaem conducted a live webinar focused on the laws governing the prosecution of GBV crimes in Turkey and Syria. The discussion began with an explanation of the judicial process from the filing of a complaint to the final decision

  • JORDAN: JHR trains journalists to produce gender sensitive reports on GBV

    JHR is training journalists in Jordan to carry out gender-sensitive reporting on GBV-related topics.  The media plays an important role in influencing public attitudes about critical issues in society. Gender-sensitive reporting makes sure to avoid stereotypes that perpetuate harmful narratives about women and men. When it comes to stories about gender-based violence, gender-sensitivity is especially

  • DRC: JHR organizes on-air forum to discuss strategies to eliminate GBV

    On International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (November 25), JHR-DRC kicked off activities for the #16daysofactivism for the prevention of gender based violence (GBV) with an on-air forum at the Radio de la Femme studio. At the forum, United Nations Joint Human Rights Office representative Charlotte Songue and Pascaline Zamuda of the Recovery

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