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	Announcing Winners of Article-Writing Contest on GBV among Lebanese American University Students
Date: Monday, May 27, 2013
Location: Lebanese American University, Beirut Campus, Business School Building, Ground Floor, Room 904
Time: 5:30 PM

Announcing Winners of Article-Writing Contest on GBV among Lebanese American University Students

                    The Solution to Gender-Based Violence Lies with Young Media Professionals

                    Announcing Winners of Article-Writing Contest on GBV among Lebanese American University Students

                     

                     

In collaboration with the Institute for Women's Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University and with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Italian Cooperation, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in Lebanon has the pleasure to invite you to attend the award distribution for the winners of the Article-Writing Contest on Gender-Based Violence (GBV), among LAU students in journalism. This groundbreaking initiative aims at sensitizing young journalists on GBV and enables them to take a proactive role and become efficient agents in the fight against GBV.

 

This contest came as a result of 4-day training in April 2013 targeting 21 media students at the Lebanese American University with the objective to strengthen their knowledge, understanding and communication on the issue of GBV in order to find new angles for effectively and ethically reporting and covering GBV issues.  The articles were reviewed by a jury composed of 5 officials from various sectors and knowledgeable in the area of GBV: Government, NGO, Media, and United Nations. 

 

UNFPA’s partnership with the media is based on the results and recommendations of the “Assessment of Media Coverage of GBV in Lebanon” carried out in 2011 by Dr. Nahawand el Kaderi in collaboration with the Lebanese Council to Resist Violence against Women, with the support of UNFPA and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs / Italian Cooperation. The assessment’s recommendations stressed on the vital role of media in fighting GBV, and called for sensitizing and training journalists and media professionals from all types of media (print, electronic, audio-visual) to acquire necessary skills and know-how of investigating, researching, processing, and presenting the issue of GBV, in a constructive way.

 

This collaboration with IWSAW/LAU constitutes UNFPA’s second action with university journalism students. In December 2012, a similar and successful initiative was conducted in partnership with the Lebanese University – Faculty of Information and Documentation Students.



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