INTERNEWS – EMERGENCY GRANTS FOR WOMEN JOURNALISTS IN DISTRESS | UPDATED

Key Information
  • Eligibility: 
    • Iraqi female journalists.
    • Women journalist who are exposed to online or offline threats, injury, and are in need of legal, medical or psychosocial support, or those who have had their equipment lost/ destroyed.
    • Iraqi women journalists who are facing online and/or offline abuse, including verbal, written, or physical, and who can provide documentation.
    • Iraqi women journalists who have been threatened with dismissal from work based on the basis of gender, and might need legal support.
    • Iraqi women journalists in need of psychosocial support (e.g., overcoming trauma, receiving consultation from a psychotherapist, etc.)
    • Women journalists in need of medical support for injuries directly caused by performing their journalism duties.
  • Funding amount: N/A
  • Type of funding: Programmatic
  • Target countries: Iraq
  • Application languages: English, Arabic and Kurdish

Internews Iraq in one of its Project Our Voices, is proving emergency grants to assist women journalists in emergency or unexpected crises events that significantly impact individuals’ operations, security, or financial sustainability. The grant range includes; legal aid counter threats of imprisonment in extreme cases, psychological and medical care for incidents directly related to threats and crises caused by one’s work as a journalist.

A Rapid Response Committee set up by Internews will review applications for assistance within 24 hours. This rapid response funding is provided for all Iraqi women journalist in Iraq to assist female journalists and make funds available to provide security to individuals, to take early actions and to reduce risks.

Read more about the project here.