Muntada recently won a granted as a main applicant in a regional project working with audio visual sector of the region called “SouthMed WiA”. The project is funded by the European Union within the framework of the regional programme Med Film.
It aims to support projects addressing weaknesses and issues related to gender equality and the under-representation of women in the audiovisual sector in seven Southern Mediterranean countries: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Tunisia.
Muntada’s project Breaking taboos and changing the image of women in audiovisual sector in Arab Region” is in partnership with Prod’it from Tunis and 7iber from Jordan, and will be implemented in Tunisia, Jordan and Palestine.
The project reflects a golden cooperation to enhance the capacity of key audiovisual regional professionals in promoting the role and image of Arab women in their professions and producing audiovisual products to be launched in a widespread campaign around the Arab World.
In addition to that, the project targets national Palestinian Universities particularly Media Departments which yearly graduate hundreds of young active professionals in this sector. The Arab Forum for Education, Sexuality and Reproductive Health in Palestine (MUNTADA) is human rights based organization that works on achieving social human development particularly for women and youth by addressing educational and counseling needs related to sexual and reproductive rights as a baseline for gender equality focusing on reclaiming women’s positions in private and public spaces. The partners in this project are; Prod’it which is the first network of freelancers and actors (organization, producers, technicians, schools of audiovisual) in Tunisia that provides work opportunities and partnerships between different protagonists of the sector. In addition to 7iber; a media organization and online magazine in Jordan that seeks to promote more open society that upholds values of human rights, accountability, rule of law, and pluralism, through in-depth multimedia journalism, criticalanalysis, and public conversation.