Media quarterly meeting within the Women's Empowerment Project
Within the media quarterly meetings, the Women's Empowerment Project, Al- Hayat Center for Civil Society/ RASED held a meeting for Journalists, media professionals and a group of activists participated in the previous parliamentary elections, where the number of women candidates of the network in the previous parliamentary elections was 10 women.
The amount of media presence during the five meetings was about 81 journalist. The number of journalists reached at the first meeting held in May 8, 2015 about 21 journalists, and in the second meeting, which was held in June 24, 2015 about 12 journalists, and the third meeting was on June 26, 2016 in the presence of 20 journalists, while the fourth meeting, which was held on March 13, 2016 about 20 journalists, and in the last meeting held in November 8, 2016 about 15 journalists.
Media quarterly meetings focus on highlighting the most important achievements and results achieved by the project during its period.
The meeting included a number of themes notably the latest developments in the Women's Empowerment Project.
The Opportunities for collaboration and networking with the network members and the civil society institutions, also the role of media in the coverage of election campaigns for women.
The meeting included a number of challenges that interfaces women in the electoral process, including the political money directed to weaken the participation of women, the economic low level of management, the promotion of the campaigns, the difficulty of choosing a director to manage the campaign, the difficulty of forming a parliamentary blocs with the males for tribal considerations.
Challenges faced by women concerning the understanding of the electoral law and the understanding of many of the laws and regulations, which generates weakness and challenge to women participate.
Challenges at the tribal level, Lack of understanding the community to the electoral law, the distribution of quota seats, the state media that did not give the right to adequate in covering the election campaigns of candidates while those who are related the private media to use it for their own profit without having any goals that support the promotion of electoral campaigns for candidates and definitely the low economic level of women was difficult to buy the propaganda and media campaigns.