The panel participants discuss violence and its manifestations in relation to the status of women globally. Violence is connected to economic, social, and political processes stemming from longstanding patriarchal traditions and norms. The panel discussion aired as a three-part documentary on New Zealand television.
Asma Khader (2006) of Sisterhood is Global Institute/Jordan (SIGI/J), speaks about SIGI/J's mission, the state of NGOs in Jordan, the perception of feminism as a Western value, and the challenges that this misconception presents. Describes need for civil society laws to enable independent activity and resources (financial and expertise), and cooperation with international community.