Violence Against Women and Girls for Media

Violence Against Women and Girls for Media
Effective reporting on violence against women and girls keeps victims' information confidential.
Sar Sineth, Deputy of Legal Protection Department
Ministry of Women's Affairs

In contributing to ending violence against women and girls, Oxfam collaborates with Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA), Ministry of Information (MoI) and Club of Cambodian Journalist (CCJ) to organize a one-day workshop on “Violence Against Women and Girls for Media Reporter” today [Dec 8] at Orchidee Restaurant.

There are 40 journalists coming from 33 media organizations both print and broadcast media.

“The training is very important for journalists because when they very well understand on media code of conduct in ending violence against women and girls, they are able to take part in ending the violence,” said Pen Bona, President of CCJ. “In contrast, if journalists do not understand, it may cause to more and serious violence and put more harm to women and girls,” he added.

training is part of Oxfam’s activities to join 16-day campaign on Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) this year. Oxfam is both globally and locally committed to tackling all forms of violence against women and girls.

Oxfam subscribes to the United Nations definition of violence against women: “The term “violence against women” means any act of gender-based violence that results in, or is likely to result in, physical, sexual or psychological harm or suffering to women, including threats of such acts, coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, whether occurring in public or in private life.”

Media plays very important role in ending Violence Against Women and Girls through their writing to inform, raise awareness and increase knowledge of the public to take various measure to protect themselves and take part in ending violence against women and girls in their society.

“After this workshop, we expect that media will pay more attention to fulfil their role in ending VAWG and help reporting on violence more effectively. In particular, the use of photo, name and wording,” said Ms. Sok Chan Chhorvy, Oxfam Programme Manager.

Deputy of Legal Protection Department, MoWA, Sar Sineth, said that "Effective reporting on violence against women and girls keeps victims' information confidential."

The workshop covers laws and policies related to violence against women, violence and accountability, media and gender stereotype, media code of conduct for reporting on VAWG and some case studies from TV, radio and newspaper.

Deputy of Legal Protection Department, Sar Sineth, Ministry of Women's Affairs, shares about the laws and policies related to violence against women and girls. Photo: Oxfam

 

After this workshop, we expect that media will pay more attention to fulfil their role in ending VAWG and help reporting on violence more effectively. In particular, the use of photo, name and wording.