Protecting Her by Reaching Him
About the Accessing My Rights (OCHA) project
Gender equality is a point in need of development, both in Jordan and around the world. As the vast majority of perpetrators of sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) are male, advancements in gender equality and countering SGBV requires the involvement of men and boys. The ‘Accessing My Rights’ project tackles this issue by also increasing community awareness and strengthening community support networks and protection systems for survivors of SGBV. The project helps to fulfill ARDD’s goal of guaranteeing justice for all regardless of status, as gender-based violence and discrimination are targeted to make life more fair and equal.
The project is unique in that it raises legal awareness of legal rights and psychosocial support, provides individual legal and psychosocial consultations, and referrals of women to economic empowerment programs. This multi-layered response is further pushed and sustained through an intense media campaign to get men and boys involved in the conversation to combat SGBV. With the #stopSGBV campaign, a trending hashtag on Facebook and Twitter served to spread the message and bring awareness to the issue and invite participants to make change in their own capacities.
This project is supported by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Jordan Humanitarian Fund.