IWMF Gender Justice Reporting Initiative 2021 for South Africans and Ugandans

IWMF Gender Justice Reporting Initiative 2021 for South Africans and Ugandans

Deadline: May 11, 2021

Applications are open for the IWMF Gender Justice Reporting Initiative 2021. The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) Gender Justice Reporting Initiative will enhance coverage of gender issues in South Africa and Uganda.

In 2021, the IWMF will select 30+ journalists in South Africa and Uganda to participate in this program. The fellows will complete a six-month, virtual training course, which includes physical and digital security workshops, and will have the opportunity to receive reporting grants and mentoring from experienced editors.

The course will be led by South African journalist, editor, trainer and media manager, Paula Fray, and Ugandan journalist, editor, and media trainer, Barbara Among. Through training, funding, and personalized support, the IWMF will increase the volume and quality of reporting on women and other traditionally marginalized voices. The journalists’ accurate, nuanced, and inclusive reporting will respond to critical information gaps and challenge well-established, misogynistic narratives in the news media.


  • You should be working full-time as a professional journalist
  • Have 3 years of postgraduation journalism experience;
  • Be from and/or live in South Africa or Uganda.


Th deadline for application is May 11, 2021. Late applications will not be considered.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit IWMF.