Media Reporting On Violence Against Women And Girls, 16 Days Campaign

  • សារព៌ត័មាន! តើសារព័ត៌មាន មានទំនាក់ទំនងអ្វីទៅនិងយុទ្ឋនាការ១៦ថ្ងៃ ក្នុងការលុបបំបាត់អំពើហិង្សាលើស្រ្តី និង កុមារី ?
  • Media! What is the connection between Media and 16days campaign to end violence against women and girls?

Oxfam in Cambodia cooperates with Clubs of Cambodian Journalists-CCJ, Ministry of Women Affairs and Ministry of Information organize a full day training to 40 (9 females) journalists from 33 different type of media institutes. The training on “Media and Reporting on Violence Against Women and Girls” aim to equip participants knowledge on gender concepts, violence against women and violence related laws/policies, then generate engagement of media institutions/journalist to take their role to end violence against women and girls.

The training is part of Oxfam’s activities to join the 16-day campaign on Violence Against Women and Girl this year. Oxfam is both global and national committed to tackling all forms of violence against women and girls.

Ms. Pen Kunthea, one facilitator team presented the reason which raised by Violence committer “She is lazy, go to visit other relative/ neighbor home, talkative, not follow and obey his advice, she is not beauty”.

Ms. Sok Chan Chhorvy, Oxfam Programme Manager said "After this workshop, we expected that our colleagues especially the journalists will pay more attention to perform their role in ending VAWG and help the reporter to report once more effectively. The usage of photos, names and wordings." Photo: Naratevy Kek/Oxfam

Mr. Khut Sornnimul, the content manager of ABC Internal Development, presented 2 effects of media piece of writing with both negative and positive effects. The professional reporter will help to reduce or end problem while the bad reporter will create more problem. “Training on media reporter on violence against women and girls is the right direction to ending violence”, he added.

In resulting from one-day training, Participant have improved their understanding on gender concepts including definitions of gender, gender norms and stereotypes and any gender related causes and consequences attributed by social constructs, root causes and consequences of Violence Against Women and girls and related laws and policies. They are committed to put their understanding in writing and contribute to end violence against women and girls.

Ms. Chet Sreynheb, Rasmei Kampuchea newsletter reporter shared, “We should not too detail the case of violence by telling root causes and process of preparation the violence case because it seems to teach other violence committers to prepare a plan for violence”.

“I felt so excited, it really cached my interests. This is the skills expertise I am looking for!”, expressed Mr. Meas Sophorn, director Kampuchea Amatak.

Women represent 52% of total population of Cambodia, while 1 among 5 women experienced and facing violence, abuse and exploitation.  It impacts on the difficulty of human resource development, economic development and human well-being in family level and Cambodia society. Photo: Rathana Sambath/Oxfam