Adelante is the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative that seeks to reduce the gender gap in the region by giving women journalists the opportunities and skills to amplify their voices and to advance in their careers. The Initiative builds on the successes of the IWMF’s African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative.
Adelante will provide international reporting trips, year-long fellowships for in-country journalists, and expanded security training in Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the Mexico-United States border. Adelante is made possible by a generous five-year, $5 million grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation.
Starting in 2016, the IWMF will select women journalists for international reporting fellowship trips. These trips will generate significant media coverage of under-reported issues in the countries of focus and will promote new narratives in the international media. The IWMF will run 30 reporting trips over five years.
International reporting trips and local fellowship themes will include democracy and governance, immigration, agricultural development, economic opportunity, expanded technology access, women’s rights and development, education, and conservation. Over the next five years, IWMF’s Adelante program will enable more than 270 journalists to reshape the media narrative about the region.
Additionally, the IWMF will award year-long fellowships to journalists in the countries of focus who are reporting on issues of importance in their own communities. These fellowships will help journalists – both men and women – develop skills and deepen their expertise in a particular subject area, with support from international journalists and local editors. The IWMF will offer 90 of these fellowships over five years.
Finally, the IWMF will provide Hostile Environments and Emergency First Aid Training (HEFAT) for hundreds of in-country journalists, both men and women across the region, helping them to stay safer in the field.
For more details about Adelante reporting fellowships, and additional information on how to apply, please read our answers to frequently asked questions and sign up for IWMF email updates. Announcements are also made on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages. You can also download or print our brochure about Adelante here.
Courage in Journalism
ADELA NAVARRO BELLO
CLAUDIA JULIETA DUQUE
MARIA JIMENA DUZAN
MARIBEL GUTIERREZ MORENO
JINETH BEDOYA LIMA
BLANCA ROSALES VALENCIA
MARIE YOLANDE SAINT-FLEUR