As part of Makanati project, CFI is launching a call for applications to identify and select Yemeni and Iraqi civil society organizations, working on gender equality and women’s rights.
“Makanati” project promotes a wider participation of women in Iraqi and Yemeni societies and a better understanding by the local population of their challenges and problems, particularly through the production and dissemination of media content. Moreover, the project aims to raise awareness among journalists and future journalists about gender equality and women’s rights in the media. The project also contributes to enhance the professional skills of female journalists, in order to promote their access to decision-making positions.
For Yemen, selected CSOs will participate to national seminars with Yemeni media as well as women and men journalists sensitive to gender equality. The objective of the seminars is to promote a common reflection on the issues of gender equality in Yemen and identify the main needs and concrete possible actions through media. The first seminar will take place in October 2020. The second one in planned for 2021.
For Iraq, selected CSOs will participate to national seminars on advocacy actions in Iraq, to encourage the evolution of the laws and practices related to gender equality in the media. Two seminars are planned for 2021.
The CSOs must have relevant experience in the field, with proven commitment and activities on gender equality and women’s rights. Experience in working with local media is highly appreciated.