Stichting Female Journalists Network


Name of organization/institution

Stichting Female Journalists Network

Name of your focal point

Hayma Alyousfi

Email of your focal point

Website URL

Organization details

Civil Society Organization

Description of your organization/institution

SFJN is the only organization specialised on feminist media that works with Syrian journalists and media institutions on gender-sensitive reporting. It advocates for the rights of women media workers and human rights defenders. Our organization consists of individuals who are committed to social justice. We approach discrimination, injustice and inequality in the MENA region with a special focus on Syrian media through advocacy, capacity building, policy analysis, research, safety and protection mechanisms. Our team consists of critical thinkers, activists, advocates and problem solvers with an intersectional feminist outlook, strong analytical, social and communication skills from a range of backgrounds, identities and perspectives. Above all, we are an organization that dares to dream, an organization with a vision to change the image of women in the media and foster a media discourse that is feminist and critical to achieve gender justice and social change.

Description of your main WPS related activities

Our WPS related activities focuses on the media sector and the integration of WPS agenda. The areas of our intervention are under: 1) Knowledge Production 2) Capacity Building 3) Advocacy and lobbying

Strategic outcome

2. Prevention - Conflict prevention and the prevention of violent extremism, including of related violence against women and girls, is based on the human rights approach and starts from the principle of human security. Prevention policy and its implementa, 3. Protection - Women and girls, as well as men and boys, in and from conflict situations, are protected against all forms of conflict-related violence, including sexual and gender-based violence. Their rights are safeguarded and enforceable, 5. WPS Mainstreaming - A gender lens is applied to every reorganisation, improvement, development and evaluation of analysis, policy and policy implementation with regard to peace and security

Sub-outcome 1

1.2 Support for meaningful participation women- and diaspora organisations, human rights defenders and peace builders who work on women’s rights and gender equality

Sub-outcome 3

3.1 Women and girls have access to security and justice systems

Sub-outcome 4

4.1 Improved physical, mental, psycho-social health of women and girls

What type of investments will you make to contribute to the selected outcome(s)?



As SFJN mainly focuses on the media sector our investment would be in advocacy.



What is the time frame for your pledged outcome(s) and investment(s)

5 years - 2025