Thursday, September 25, 2008

GEM of an Organization

Gender Equality Movement (GEM) is a Jordanian initiative which was first launched by Dina Liddawi and Lulwa Al-Kilani with youth activists committed to the idea of justice and equality for the women and men of Jordan.

It has now become every Jordanian’s movement.

The Main Purpose of GEM is to educate the public about Women’s Rights and to mobilize the community to take action to address this human rights issue in Jordan. GEM’s goal is to provide a channel for dialogue for people to discuss this issue in Jordan freely, outside the walls of conferences, workshops and offices.

Their vision is to increase the level of awareness and commitment to women’s rights in Jordanian society and it is mission to create a channel for a broad-based dialogue about the rights and roles of women in Jordan.

You can download their first newsletter here (PDF).

Further reading:

1. Jordan Times Newspaper:
Campaign sparks debate over gender equality, published on Tuesday the 15th of July.

2. Jordanian Blog Tololy:
Gender Equality, Made in Jordan

3. Jordanian Blog Observations of a Jordanian:
Jordan's Gender Equality Campaign

4. The Workplace Prof Blog:
Empowering Women in Jordan

Thursday, September 18, 2008

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

On July 31st I facilitated a workshop for the World Student Christian Movement’s General Assembly. This opportunity allowed me to speak to a roomful of men from all over the world who are leaders in there own communities. As an organization that has expressed a commitment to gender justice they asked the White Ribbon Campaign to support their efforts in helping end violence against women.

The workshop was extremely interesting and inspiring. It presented unique challenges and amazing opportunities.

Here’s a quote from one of the participants.
“Tuval Dinner made the sharing more pragmatic, for he mostly shared the experiences that he drew from the White Ribbon group, which he works for. This group fights for non-violence against women and it helps spread the message of dialogue, respect and equality between men and women. He challenged us to be vessels of a manifestation of new kind of masculinity where there is mutual trust, respect, equity and equality between men and women.“ -Edwin Opiyo SCM Kenya
- Tuval Dinner