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Involving the media in the fight against gender violence in Oran

09.12.2015 / Created by (EMWF)
Involving the media in the fight against gender violence in Oran

On 19 November 2015, 47 people gathered in Oran to address the issue of violence against women. Among them, there were representatives of social services and the media, lawyers, researchers in anthropology, sociology and history, as well as representatives of humanitarian and human rights organizations. This workshop was organized by the l’Association nationale Femmes en communication (FEC) as a head of the pilot action to mobilize local actors in Algeria in 2015, within the framework of the  Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of actors working for gender equality", of the project Women for the future in the Mediterranean, funded by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the project “Developing Women’s Empowerment”, labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.

While recognizing the exemplary work of local associations in terms of reception and support of victims, the importance of involving the media in the fight against violence against women was emphasized. Media coverage of the workshop was a highlight with articles and interviews with the National President of FEC on the radio and private television.

After stressing the dramatic experience of victims as well as the absence of reception facilities and specific support structures, participants recognized the need for a close collaboration between institutions, local authorities, associations and the media in combating violence against women.


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Legal Association for Family Assistance and Human Rights
Ramzi Nouisser
National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW)
Roles for Social Change Association-ADWAR
Mediterraneo Sociale
Radio Hawa FM
Voix de la Femme Jemmeliya (VFJ)
Association Féminine pour le Développement de la Famille (AFDF)
Albanian Journalists Group (AJG)
Fondation Zakoura
Association ACM
ISIS Center for Women and Development
Jiwar Creation & Society
Women in Morocco
Gender equality and parity commission - Municipality of Enfidha
Association Femme et Citoyenneté
Independent Researcher
Ibtikar for Empowerment and Social Entrepreneurship
University of Manouba Tunisia
ABAAD - Resource Center for Gender Equality
The Association of Women and Community for Comprehensive Development in Tiba
Intermediaries Changing Center for Sustainable Development
Anouar Association
Association du Développement et des Études Stratégiques de Medenine (ADESM)
Elmehwar Association for Developing the Egyptian Family
Khadija Ben Hassine
Women's Security Index (WSI)
Faculdade de Ciencias Sociais e Humanas
Myriem Narjis
Ibn Battuta Foundation
NAWF Women Entrepreneurs
Vision Communication Consultancy
Challenge Association of Sustainable Development (A.C.D.D.)
The Libyan Network to Support and Empower Women
Roles for Social Change Association (ADWAR)

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