Project profile — Protection and Security of Women Journalists and Human Rights Defenders


Alternatives (CA-CRA_ACR-3141169086)
2018-03-08 - 2019-08-30
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Iraq (25.00%)
• Jordan (25.00%)
• Sudan (25.00%)
• Lebanon (25.00%)


• Human rights:
Human rights (15160) (50.00%)
Ending violence against women and girls (15180) (50.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


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.

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.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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