Deadline: December 31, 2018
Applications are open for the IWMF Reporting Grants 2019. The IWMF is pleased to support reporting of untold stories surrounding Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas.
This new funding initiative is focused on issues that impact women and girls’ daily lives in the region, including abortion and contraception access, maternal health, reproductive health policy and abortion bans. More than 97% of women of reproductive age in Latin America and the Caribbean live in countries with restrictive abortion laws.
In 2018, the IWMF ran its first international reporting fellowship to El Salvador and the Dominican Republic, two of the six countries with total abortion bans in the region. Participating journalists reported on the status of women’s health and reproductive rights to draw international attention to these critical issues. Through the Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas initiative, the IWMF will continue to run international reporting trips and to fund reporting grants for women journalists.
- Grants will typically range from $1,000 to $10,000, but funding will vary depending on the need, scope, and location of the project. Grant funds may be used to cover travel and logistics, security costs, insurance, and other reporting expenses.
The reporting fellowship is open to individuals and to pairs of journalists. All applicants must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:
- Women and female-identifying journalists from anywhere in the world may apply.
- Professional Journalism must be the applicant’s primary profession.
- Applicants must have three (3) or more years of professional journalism experience. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
- Applicants must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
- Applicants may apply in English or Spanish, but English is strongly preferred.
For more information, visit IWMF.