Types of Violence - Jordan - Enterprises and Unions

SheFighter, inspiring initiative to end violence against women and girls

16.11.2017 / Created by (EMWF)

An estimated 80% of women in Jordan have faced street harassment, and 1 in 3 women in this country are survivors of physical violence. To this reality, Lina Khalifeh, a Jordanian citizen who didn’t like the fact that women don’t stand up to fight back against the abuses they’re subjected to,  started teaching self-defence to women, in her studio, SheFighters. And in less than two years she managed to train 12,000 women and girls in Jordan and the Middle East.

 In 2014, she won the “Woman in Business Global Award” organised by the UN in Geneva, and has been collaborating with several organizations to empower female refugees and end violence against women and girls (eVAWG).

This short documentary reflects the positive impact of SheFighter on girls and women self-confidence, self-development and safety. We also suggest this TEDx Talk in which the founder of SheFighter talks about her inspiring initiative.





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French Coordination for the European Women's Lobby (C.L.E.F.)
Association Karama of Arab Family (AKFA)
iJMA3, The Arab ICT Organization
Yala Academy
Digital Opportunity Trust (DOT)
Foundation for Women Entrepreneurs (FWE)
Faculty of Humanities-Martil, Abdelmalek Essaâdi University
International Observatory of Human Rights
Amal Association for the family and the child
Centre de Recherches, d'Etude de Documentation et d'Information sur la Femme, CREDIF
Rayhana Association for Women of Jendouba
Cooperation Association
Association Al Nada pour la Citoyenneté et le Développement Gafsa (ANCD)
Femmes Informations Juridiques Internationales Rhône-Alpes (FIJI-RA)
Faculté de droit et de science politique Aix Marseille Université
Université Antonine
Fédération de la Ligue Démocratique pour les Droits des Femmes (FLDDF Injad Beni Mellal)
Tamazight Women Movement
Mouwatinet Association
Asociación de Investigadores Extranjeros (AINVEX)
Programme d'Appui à la Société Civile (PASC-TUNISIE)
Association 100% Mamans
The Palestinian Association for Empowerment and Local Development - REFORM
Interdisciplinary Research Group on Immigration
Isha L'Isha - Haifa Feminist Center
Mauritanian Council of Businesswomen – CMFA
Permanent Peace Movement (PPM)
Bulgarian School of Politics  Dimitry Panitza
Femmes et Leadership
Portuguese Association of Women in Legal Careers
Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech
Hassène Kassar
Social Association for Media Profession
Khadija Ben Hassine

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