Tag: women

  • Uniting Voices: JHR’s Media Mobilization Session

    In Turkey, JHR conducted a media mobilization session that brought together local journalists and representatives of civil society organizations. The primary objective of the session was to assess and monitor the editorial performance of media organizations. The participants engaged in meaningful conversations during the session regarding the significant results of media monitoring. The discussion mainly

  • Empowering Exiled Journalists for Human Rights Reporting

    Last week, JHR’s field office staff in Turkey organized the inaugural training sessions for one of our newest projects, the Connected Protection Journey. This project is funded by Open Society Foundations and aims to empower exiled Syrian and Afghan journalists. More than 28 trainees participated in two impactful days of training focussed on human rights

  • TURKEY: Roundtable puts the spotlight on women in Syrian media

    Funding limitations and conservative social norms were identified as key reasons for the continued low participation of Syrian women in diaspora media in Turkey at the latest JHR roundtable, held in Gaziantep on August 9.  Twenty-eight representatives of Syrian media outlets and decision-makers took part in the discussion on improving women’s representation in newsrooms; the

  • DRC: Proposed electoral law to promote women’s inclusion in politics passes first reading in National Assembly

    In March, JHR-DRC gathered key decision-makers on electoral processes to kickstart a dialogue on addressing gender inequities in DRC politics  On June 4, the National Assembly in DRC voted on a new draft law for the upcoming elections that incentivizes the inclusion of women in politics by waiving the deposit fee for political parties that

  • Gender-based violence: A scourge to be eradicated in Mali

    Ms. Dembele Orokya, the National Director of the Promotion of Women at JHR’s roundtable  Photo credit: JHR Mali In Mali, nearly 49% of women have been victims of physical and sexual violence at least once in their lifetime, according to UN Women. While gender-based violence constitutes a crime, no Malian law explicitly prohibits it. Since

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