30 Jun 2014 Palestinian Media Monitoring Project
Palestinian women suffer from lack of representation in local media which are controlled and dominated by men. Unfortunately, policy makers and even women’s groups have not realized the importance of collecting gender-segregated statistical data relating to women’s representation as one indicator of their economic and social standing. Without having women’s issues and stories publicized, advocacy campaigns to defend gender rights and women’s rights will tend to fail. This project promotes communication for social change by building the capacities of Palestinian women’s rights activists to monitor the representation of Palestinian women in the local media. It also supports Palestinian women to strengthen their media presence through capacity-building in using the outcomes of monitoring activities as lobbying tools within Palestinian society.