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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.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.
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