Since 1990, the International Women’s Media Foundation has worked to unleash the potential of women journalists as champions of press freedom. The foundation seeks to ensure that women journalists worldwide are fully supported, protected, recognized, and rewarded for their vital contributions to the news ecosystem.
In an era of increased globalization, the need for varied coverage of gendered topics is critical to a free and representative press. Sponsored by the Secular Society, the IWMF Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories program is a new funding initiative to support journalism produced by and about women. Grants awarded through the program will serve as a catalyst for reporting on untold stories surrounding issues worldwide that impact women and girls’ daily lives.
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded through the program to women journalists to pursue international stories of importance through gender-sensitive coverage of underreported topics. Funding may be used to cover a range of reporting-related costs, including travel (flights, ground transportation, drivers), logistics, visa fees, and payment for fixers/translators.
For complete program guidelines and application instructions, see he International Women's Media Foundation website.