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JIG COVID-19 Series: Pervasive gendered impact of COVID-19 highlighted

[JIG Covid-19 Series]: The gendered impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was the topic of a webinar by the Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) and entitled Gendered Impact of The COVID-19 Crisis: Holding Governments to Account. The impacts which include insufficient health, social, economic and security policies protecting women during the pandemic were highlighted by … Read More

Announcing the JIG Covid-19 Series

For the duration of the Pandemic, we will be highlighting the link between gender-based violence (GB) and Covid-19, and the stories by journalists worldwide. We will also highlight journalism challenges during the crisis.

JIG COVID-19 Series: How quarantine lockdowns endanger women’s health and security

[JIG Covid-19 Series] The COVID-19 pandemic continues to confine more families in lockdowns, resulting in escalating unintended consequences of gender-based violence. This includes higher rates of domestic violence with less police intervention as well as less accessibility to essential services, particularly for refugee women. Domestic violence rises, police intervention falls According to an Outlook article, … Read More

JIG Covid-19 Series: Three ways COVID-19 impact women

[JIG Covid-19 Series] As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, the impact on everyday lives are coupled with escalating death tolls, continuous growth in cases and plummeting stock markets. In addition to these impacts, gender-based violence (GBV) against women is also intensifying, according to reports globally. Women are also facing additional risks as a result of … Read More

Reporting on Gender-Based Violence: Journalist Consultations in Melbourne & Mexico City

Written by Cosette Thompson (CWGL Consultant) CWGL’s 2016 Assessment of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign highlighted the roles and responsibilities of journalists in reporting on gender-based violence (GBV), including their contribution towards its eradication. In the context of the lessons learned from this assessment, and since the beginning of last year, CWGL has convened five … Read More

CWGL partners with UNFPA to strengthen gender-based violence journalism

22 August 2019: The Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL) at Rutgers University has partnered with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Regional Syria Response Hub to host a Forum to address the challenges of reporting on gender-based violence (GBV) in the region. The partnership falls under the CWGL Journalism Initiative on Gender-Based Violence (GBV) … Read More

Mona Lisa Dourado, Jornal do Commercio, Brazil

Mona Lisa Dourado, senior journalist, Jornal do Commercio, Pernambuco (Brazil) As long as there are women being beaten and killed solely for their feminine condition, it is essential to report gender-based violence. We need to generate reaction, we need to be angry, we need to demand political policies for prevention and punishment, we need to … Read More

Milia Eidmouni, Regional Director of Syrian Female Journalists Network

Name: Milia Eidmouni Designation: Regional Director of Syrian Female Journalists Network 1.       What are the challenges you have faced as a woman journalist? first and most common challenge I faced as a women journalists when I started my career, verbal harassment from the editor in chief at the workplace, also not taking me or my  work and reports as young journalist  … Read More

Lisa Williams, Multimedia Journalist, Cook Islands

There have been a few times where personal safety has been an issue, but as a woman journalist the biggest gendered challenge has not been the harassment. It’s the insidious, powerful weight of the roles, rules and obligations which come with gender stereotypes. I’ve grown to know they are so much more crushing when they … Read More