International reporting on Latin America has long relied on an oversimplified trifecta of storylines: drugs, poverty, and violence. In 2015, the IWMF created the Adelante reporting initiative to move the narrative in Latin America forward, or, Adelante. Made possible by a generous five-year, $5 million grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Adelante supported more, improved and sustained coverage of Latin America by women journalists around the globe.
Beginning in 2016, the IWMF brought small groups of international women journalists to six countries and border zones in Latin America. More than 170 international fellowships were awarded, along with 85 local fellowships for regional reporters. Together, our fellows produced 380 stories – tackling topics like corruption, reproductive rights policies, community organizing, and new technologies – painting a more robust picture of this diverse region. Learn more about the program’s influence in our Adelante Impact Report.