The Syrian Female Journalists Network focuses on empowering Syrian media institutions by promoting greater sensitivity and understanding of gender at two levels: structure and knowledge production. As an essential step towards media that are balanced, professional, and concerned with gender and feminism issues.
Within the framework of the Gender Radar Program, SFJN monitors content of number of emerging Syrian media organizations, and produces gender analysis studies, conducts fieldwork visits and training workshops, and provides consultations to develop critical thinking within the media outlets and the working team, as well as recommendations for the development of editorial policy in a participatory manner.
Gender Radar provides partner organizations with unprecedented quality and knowledge, in the Syrian context, on gender issues and critical discourse analysis, and helps create a gender-aware environment by making unobserved issues more visible in media coverage.
The project aims at empowering emerging Syrian media and supporting it in its efforts to develop gender discourse.
The project divided into three levels:
- Making visible the gender inequality and prejudiced portrayals of women and marginalized groups in the media, by critical gender discourse analysis.
- Creating a gender-sensitive work environment that fosters critical thinking in the content creation, production, and evaluation processes, through building journalistic capacities and skills that are gender-sensitive.
- Developing a gender-sensitive editorial policy as a reference point for partner media institutions.