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Story Grants on the Gendered Impacts of Environmental and Climate Crises

Organisation: Earth Journalism Network

Status: Closed

  • Grant
  • Environmental journalism
  • Gender equality in media

Funding Size: Up to $2000

Deadline: 12/06/2024

  • Eligibility Criteria
    – They will accept applications for the story grants from women journalists (and those who identify as gender and sexual minorities) residing in low- and middle-income countries in Asia Pacific;
    – They welcome applications from Southeast Asia, South Asia, East Asia and the Pacific Islands. They will not accept applications from Australia, New Zealand, Central Asia or Middle East;
    – They will accept applications from groups of journalists, provided a woman or SGM journalist is the lead applicant. Lead applicants are responsible for communicating with EJN and receiving funds on the group’s behalf, if awarded;
    – They will accept applications in English only;
    – Applications are open to journalists working in any medium (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with professional reporting experience and a history of covering women’s issues and/or environmental issues.
  • Type of Funding: Programmatic
  • Target Region: Asia and the Pacific Islands
  • Application Language: English

The Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering story grants to women journalists and those who identify as gender and sexual minorities in the Asia-Pacific region to produce in-depth reports on the gendered impacts of the environmental and climate crises.

They aim to support the production of stories reported with a robust and intersectional Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) approach, which considers unequal power relations and inequalities experienced by individuals as a result of their social identities, including gender, location, (dis)ability, wealth, education, age, caste/ethnicity, race, sexuality.

Story Themes

Story ideas could focus on, but are not limited to:

  • The disproportionate impact of climate and environmental threats on the livelihoods, health and well-being of women and gender and sexual minorities
  • how climate-induced disasters amplify gender inequalities and make vulnerable populations targets of gender-based violence
  • how gender-blind conservation and policy efforts (or a non-intersectional understanding of gender) further marginalizes and/or curtail the rights of women and gender and sexual minority groups
  • On-Ground instances where the knowledge and participation of women and gender and sexual minorities’ participation has led to more equitable and inclusive conservation efforts, sustainable natural resource management and governance, or climate adaptation and mitigation measures.
  • Women-led and/or gender and sexual minority-led solutions that address the intersecting crises of health, biodiversity and climate and demonstrate resilience, from the grassroots community level to international multilateral spaces.
Funding information

EJN’s Asia-Pacific project, with support from Sida, is pleased to offer approximately 20-25 story grants of up to $2000 each to selected women journalists.

See here to learn more and apply.

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