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“Together Against Violence” a podcast series to talk about violence against women from different prospective

This year, UNFPA Jordan published 4 podcast episodes in occasion of 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence under the national theme Eliminating all forms of Domestic Violence against women and girls” and the national slogan “Together Against Violence”.

 

UNFPA Jordan aimed at diversifying platforms for women and girls accessing information and creating innovative, interactive segments that tackle the impact of domestic violence on women and girls in Jordan. Based on that, UNFPA Jordan started a new strategic partnership with Sowt Podcast; which is a podcasting platform that produces and distributes high-quality audio programs in Arabic, that tackles sensitive topics in the Arab world, such as topics related to Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR).

 

The 4 podcast episodes aim to raise awareness of different forms of Domestic Violence, but also to shed light on the real life of GBV survivors and their success stories on how they reached help and moved forward in order to encourage women and girls in Jordan to speak up and seek for help, in addition to that to create a counter narrative that break the silence and condemn the acceptance of violence.

 

Episode 1: “امسك متحرش

The episode is part of Sowt’s “Al-Mostajad” podcast program that tackles the world's most recent news. In this episode called “Hold the harasser” the narrative focuses on the history of the #MeToo movement in the Arab world, starting with its initial rise in Egypt to its current events in Palestine and Jordan, which the movement is called “Tal’at/ طالعات covering challenges and opportunities of the feminist movement dealing with new technologies and old legal frameworks.

You can listen to the episode on:

Sowt’s Website, Anghami, SoundCloud, Spotify, Castbox, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Deezer

 

 

Episode 2: “بيقتلني ولا ما بيقتلني

The episode is part of Sowt’s “Eib” podcast program which means “shame”  that tackles topics that are rarely discussed in Arab society. In this episode, titled “Will he kill me or not?” It covers the story of a Jordanian woman survivor of domestic violence perpetrated by the husband as an example of thousands of other women daily struggles with patriarchal societies. The episode also highlights different protection services that are provided in Jordan for all women and girls who seek for support and help.

You can listen to the episode on:

Sowt’s Website, Anghami, SoundCloud, Spotify, Castbox, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Deezer

 

Episode 3: دُور الحماية ودائرة العنف

The episode is part of Sowt’s “The Parliament” podcast program that tackles political and social issues in Jordan. In this episode, titled “Shelters and the circle of violence”, talks about different shelters in Jordan and the protection services provided for women along with challenges they face.

You can listen to the episode on:

Sowt’s Website, Anghami, SoundCloud, Spotify, Castbox, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Deezer

 

Episode 4: “داليدا: احتمال الحياة

The episode is part of Sowt’s “DomTak” podcast program focused on music in the Arab region. In this episode “Dalida: Life prospect”, features the story of famous singer in the Arab world Dalida . Dalida’s journey to fame was paved with pain, violence and loneliness. Dalida died by suicide, leaving a note that reads: “Life is unbearable for me. Forgive me.”

You can listen to the episode  on:

Sowt’s Website, Anghami, SoundCloud, Spotify, Castbox, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Deezer