Makanati.net, a web platform created in the frame of the French agency for media development, (CFI), Makanati for women and media in Iraq and Yemen, in partnership with the French organization Aide Humanitaire et Journalisme (AHJ). Makanati.net is the result of three technical workshops that aimed at strengthening the professional and technical skills of journalism students and young professionals living in in Erbil, Duhok, Sulaimaniyah, Mosul and Baghdad.
The platform offers the women journalists and essayists a safe place where they can freely express themselves on topics related to women, their role in society as a whole and in media in specific.
Led by AHJ, an editorial committee has been established from different countries to assess the publications and ensure the quality and credibility of all information.
Under an ethical charter, we are working together to promote human rights, social cohesion and peace building in general, gender equality, women's right and journalism advocacy in particular.
By raising awareness among journalists on the topics of gender equality, we are encouraging a wider participation of women in the society and shedding the light on the challenges they face, particularly through the production and dissemination of information about women.