Launches ‘Femina’ Campaign in Support of Women’s Rights
To support women’s wellbeing and rights, Gaza Community
Mental Health has started on November 25, 2020 a holistic media campaign under
the general rubric ‘Femina’.
The campaign aims at orienting the whole community about
women’s rights and the detrimental impact of violence against women, and the
need to collectively work on changing social misconceptions which affect the
psychological and physical wellbeing of women.
A host of activities are incorporated in the campaign, which targets
all the social sectors and aims at ending or decreasing violence in the
community as a whole, especially that which targets women.
These activities include educational awareness materials
published on both the mass media and the digital media.
The campaign also
includes an online workshop entitled “Their lives under Coronavirus”, through
which partner organizations working in the fields of mental health and human
rights are to share their special experiences in dealing with battered women,
especially under the social impact of Covid-19 situation, and in order to explore
their needs and to come up with recommendations about what serves their best
Besides, a host of awareness public meetings will be held to
educate the community about the issue of violence against women.
2 TV programmes on social issues related to women will be broadcast
on local TV stations in addition to an awareness video about the importance of
supporting women. Besides another video is being prepared about the experience
of mental health professionals in dealing with battered women. A third one that
shows facts and statistics about the violence cases against women will also be
The activities of the campaign also include two talk shows
held in cooperation with partner organisations. These will be broadcast on
social media. They will open a space to discuss how coronavirus excerpted
violence against women.
In addition to that educational billboards will be installed
in vital areas across the Gaza Strip to bring the attention of the public to
the importance of such as issue.