From Women’s Eyes 2018

The Ministry of Culture
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

This measure was implemented through the Gender Unit at MOC and in partnership with local and international partners, aiming at employing social media and contemporary techniques of photography to expose certain women causes, such as their rights, experience in life and their contributions in development of the Palestinian society in all aspects being political, economic and social. Training was provided to a selected group of journalists and young photographers on how to raise awareness about issues related to stereotypes about women, and contradicting stereotyping, to convey their messages to policymakers and wipe out the negative stereotype about women, and fighting gender disparity in the Palestinian society. On the other hand, the project contributed to paying attention to the positive aspects of women's lives, encompassing the social, economic and political influence they play.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

* Training 150 trainees on the concepts of "gender" and the specific role of media in presenting different concepts of women and men using photography, as well as an advanced training on professional photography.
* A total of 300 photos toked by the trainees.
* The best 40 photos submitted for the national Karima Abboud Award, 6 from which 6 competed for the Award.
* Organizing three photo galleries containing the 40 shortlisted photos.
* Establishing a photo archive of all pictures taken by the trainees in the third annual tournament of the project "From Women's Eyes", in addition to photos from earlier seasons, the first and second.
* Design brochures and cards of the 40 shortlisted photos.
* Developing an electronic photo archive including photos from the first, second and third tournament of the project.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

Funded by UNESCO : ($ 26,000)

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
National Commission for Education, Culture and Science
Public Sector
Birzeit University
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: