Founded in 1990 by a group of prominent U.S. women journalists, the International Women’s Media Foundation is a Washington-based organization that is dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide. The IWMF believes the news media worldwide are not truly free and representative without the equal voice of women. The IWMF celebrates the courage of women journalists who overcome threats and oppression to speak out on global issues.
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    Mission, Vision & Financials

    We unleash the potential of women journalists as champions of press freedom to transform the global news media.


  • Board of Directors

    The IWMF’s Board of Directors is a governing board made up of a diverse group of veteran journalists, well-known media personalities and leaders in business who value our worldwide mission to strengthen the role of women in journalism. They play a pivotal role in identifying the organization’s goals and provide the guidance to achieve them


  • Staff

    The IWMF team is based in Washington DC and consists of full-time professionals who combine a high level of expertise with a strong dedication for press freedom and women’s rights.


  • IWMF Alumni

    IWMF Alumni represent all media platforms including, print, broadcast, online and multimedia. These talented news professionals work with the IWMF as Mentors, Fellows, or Grantees. They are based around the world and are united in their pursuit of under-reported stories that are essential in shedding light on global issues.


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    Press Room

    The Press Room provides resources for journalists who are reporting about the IWMF and its work. Resources include all IWMF press releases, media advisories, and other press materials such as the Courage Awards Press Kit.


  • Contact Us

    The IWMF welcomes questions, comments, suggestions, compliments, and complaints, and we strive to respond to them as quickly as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.


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