Articles tagged: Empowering Women
CHALLENGING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN ALL ITS FORMS
As the world marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on 25 November, a new SAT-7 program is challenging aggression and brutality across the Arab World. Today Not Tomorrow, broadcast on SAT-7 ARABIC, provides a platform for viewers to share their heart about topics that are rarely discussed even in their own households. It highlights not only physical violence, but also more subtle forms of coercion.
Building a brighter future for girl children and young women
“We want to target the ‘everywoman’ – those who are somehow entrapped and confined,” says Maggie Morgan, producer and director of SAT-7’s new live program Today not Tomorrow, which will be broadcast on SAT-7 ARABIC this month.
WOMEN’S PROGRAM HELPS VIEWERS “CHOOSE LIFE”
With an innovative social media campaign, women’s program Needle and New Thread challenged viewers to “choose life” each day for 30 days. Since then, a group of strong Middle Eastern women have continued life-changing journeys, finding growth and fulfilment despite oppression and proving that over time, small changes really do become big ones.
FROM SOAP STAR TO CHRISTIAN TALK SHOW HOST
Soap operas are hugely popular in Turkey. But former soap actor Şemsa Deniz Tolunay reckons she has landed an even better role as host of the first live Christian women’s show available on Turkey’s national TV satellite platform.
SHARING WOMEN’S STORIES OF HOPE IN HARD TIMES
When Amira asked God for a marriage that was “out of the ordinary”, her prayer was answered – but not in the way she had expected. She and her fiancé, Farid, had a full and happy life serving alongside each other in their church until Farid’s sudden and severe kidney failure changed everything.
SAT-7 IS CHANGING PERCEPTIONS ABOUT WOMEN
SAT-7’s Communications Director, Mette Swartz, reflects on women’s rights and equality in the Middle East and North Africa. She cites a recent UN Women survey and discusses the role SAT-7 plays in creating a shift in the region.
IF WE CAN DO IT, YOU CAN TOO!
Turkish women still face discrimination and oppression in a country that has moved in recent months from democratic to autocratic. The program Homemade is inspiring women across the country by introducing them to successful Turkish female professionals, empowering them in their daily lives.