International Women’s Day is not just a day to celebrate women’s rights; it’s an important chance to reflect on whether we, the media industry, are doing enough to promote gender balance. That’s why, for the first time, WAN-IFRA is not just supporting awareness campaigns; we’ve launched one of our own.
This International Women’s Day 2019, GFMD members are calling upon media leaders around the globe to stand up and protect the rights of women journalists. Media must hire a diverse workforce and adopt gender equality policies in order to stand by women journalists and produce stories that are relevant to all groups in society.
Abraji (Brazilian Association of Investigative Journalism) with the support of Google News Lab, launched the survey “Women in Brazilian Journalism,” to understand the limits that the gender issues imposed on the performance of their professions.
Deadline: 14 March 2019
Job Opportunity Free Press Unlimited is looking for an Amsterdam based programme co-coordinator who will be responsible for the development and coordination of projects and programmes related to gender and media and the empowerment of women in and through the media.
Deadline: 31 March 2019
Fellowship: As part of the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, Adelante, twelve journalists will travel to Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, Honduras from May 28 to June 14, 2019.
On 23 January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, United for News, a global multi-stakeholder coalition of media, private industry and NGOs, which includes GFMD, is announcing pilot programs in Canada, Iraq and Ukraine to address the deficit of women in news reporting.
A recent report from the Fojo Institute describes and analyses how online propaganda against journalists across the world – through hate, harassment, threats and fabricated news – undermines independent reporting, sows doubt among the public and makes journalists, in particular female journalists, open for online attacks and physical abuse.
Deadline: 31 December
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) have opened applications for reporting grants focusing on Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas.
19 November – London, UK
Join The Frontline Club for an evening with award-winning photojournalist and author Lynsey Addario as she shares her latest book “Of Love and War” – a collection of 200 photographs by Addario from across Africa, the Middle East and South-East Asia across her 20 year career covering conflict.
Deadline: 30 November 2018
The Feminist Open Government Initiative announces the launch of a call for research proposals.
The members of GFMD’s Women in Media working group have joined forces to organise an event on the fringes of Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) that will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in March 2019.
7 November – London, England
The Frontline Club is hosting a screening in London of the “Invisible Battalion + Q&A” that tells the stories of six servicewomen fighting war in Ukraine, told by three Ukrainian film directors: Iryna Tsilyk, Svitlana Lischynska, and Alina Gorlova.
Refugees International is hiring a new Senior Advocate for Women and Girls’ Rights. The successful individual will be based mainly in the company’s Washington, DC, office, but will also spend additional working in the field internationally.
29 October – London, UK
Join The Frontline Club for a discussion on how the #MeToo Movement has impact the media industry, with a panel of journalists the editors, the conversation will cover a range of topics, from sexual assault and sexism to the impact that lack of diversity, to the challenges of breaking the stereotype of women in media roles.
25 Oct, 2018, New York, US
Overcoming attacks, oppression, and a stubborn glass ceiling, women journalists worldwide persevere in their pursuit of the truth. Join the IWMF as they honour the brave journalists who report on taboo topics, work in environments hostile to women, and share difficult truths.
Deadline: 31 October
Refugees International is currently hiring a Senior Women and Girls’ Rights Advocate, to be based primarily in their Washington, D.C., office and with additional travel in the field for humanitarian purposes.
25 October in New York and 1 November in Washington D.C.
The Courage in Journalism Awards are taking place this year in New York City and Washington D.C, celebrating the work of female journalists from around the world.
Deadline: 31 October
Deadline approaching for the IREX Community Solutions Program, focused on providing skills to help address issues including conflict resolution, transparency, accountability, women, and gender.
Deadline: 28 October
The deadline for IWMF’s fellowship to women in media the opportunity to build skills and progress their careers is approaching. The fellowship will take place close the US/Mexican border in February & March 2019.
New IWMF/Troll-Busters survey, “Attacks and Harassment: The Impact on Female Journalists and Their Reporting,” notes that nearly one-third of female respondents consider leaving the profession due to harassment.