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Gender equality in the audio-visual sector: Arab women in films

28.05.2019 / Created by (EMWF)

Arab Women in Films is an online directory that promotes gender equality and freedom of expression in the film sector highlighting the profile of female film professionals from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.

The platform aims to tackle gender inequality as well as to combat gender-based stereotypes within the film industry through the promotion of non-stereotyped female representation. Moreover, Arab Women in Films directory supports, female professionals within the industry and aspires to make their work more visible both to the audience as well as to film-making producers.   

As part of the project “Enhancing a gender responsive film sector in the South Mediterranean Region” the database serves as a tool for female professionals to connect, engage and come up with ideas to expand their works while approaching the media. The directory gathers biographies and contacts of Arab female film-making professionals in the region and it is open for registration to all female professionals in the region willing to directly connect with the network.

The directory is created by Fe-Male Feminist Collective and Dawaer Foundation whose vision is to have a society where youth and children are protected from violence and extremism. 

They are registered on the platform of the Euro-Mediterranean Women's Foundation

International Observatory of Human Rights
Libyan Women's Union – Tripoli
Association of Organisations of Mediterranean Businesswomen (AFAEMME)
The School Girls of Azaghar Foundation
Association Tazghart
Women Entrepreneurs Accelerator (WEAccelerator)
League for Lebanese Women's Rights (LLWR)
Business Women Forum-Palestine (BWF)
The Entrepreneurs Forum (FCE)
Cooperation Association
Info-Com Jeunes de Guelma
March Lebanon Association
Nisreen Alami
Association féminine pour la protection de la famille
Mohammed V University- Agdal Rabat
Association de Développement Local Méditerranéen (ADELMA)
Women'  s Solidarity Fund (WSF)
Independent Researcher
YEFL Young Egyptian Feminists League
Women Programs Centre - Rafah
Tunisian Association of Gender Studies
Moroccan Association for Human Rights (AMDH)
Servei Civil Internacional de Catalunya
SEMNID Association for Social Development
Syrian Women's Network
Association Féminine pour le Développement de la Famille (AFDF)
Asociación de Investigadores Extranjeros (AINVEX)
Venus Association for the culture and arts
Amman Center for Human Rights Studies
Saba Hamlet for Gender Equality
Women & Cinema
Women and Gender Unit – Ministry of Social Development
Jerusalem Center for Women
Free Sight Association

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