Protection and Security of Women Journalists and Human Rights Defenders

Reporting Organization:Alternatives
Total Budget ($CAD):$ 400,131
Timeframe: March 8, 2018 - May 31, 2019
Status: Implementation
Contact Information: Unspecified

Partner & Funder Profiles

Reporting Organization


Participating Organizations


Funders (Total Budget Contribution)

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Country - Total Budget Allocation

Iraq - $ 100,032.75 (25.00%)

Jordan - $ 100,032.75 (25.00%)

Lebanon - $ 100,032.75 (25.00%)

Sudan (the) - $ 100,032.75 (25.00%)

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Areas of Focus

Other - Total Budget Allocation

Gender Equality (40 %)

Human Rights, Advocacy & Public Engagement (30 %)

Sexual & Gender-based Violence (30 %)

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The purpose of this project is to enhance the protection of women journalists and human rights defenders in the Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Sudan who report on sexual and gender-based violence issues. Project activities include: (1) providing training to women journalists and women human rights defenders on how to protect themselves; (2) providing better access, tools and skills, as well as respect of ethical and moral standards of reporting, so that women journalists and other human rights defenders can become agents of change and continue to tell important stories; (3) helping journalists and citizen journalists (both women and men) to enhance reporting on women’s issues and sexual and gender-based violence in a secure manner; and (4) raising awareness about women’s rights and sexual and gender-based violence among men and women in the media sector.

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Target Population

Gender and age: Unspecified
Total Direct Population: Unspecified
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Results & Indicators

Expected Results

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) enhanced quality and ethical reporting by journalists and human rights defenders on sexual and gender-based violence in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Sudan; and (2) wider engagement by media and civil society in responding to critical situations of sexual and gender-based violence in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Sudan.

Achieved Results



  • None Selected
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Associated Projects (If applicable)

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