Too often, girls and women are portrayed solely as victims or recipients of aid, rather than the strong agents of change that they are – worthy of the world’s investment. Whether it’s responding to humanitarian crises, championing sexual and reproductive health and rights, addressing climate change, or tackling the world’s economic problems – women are on the front line of solving the globe’s most significant challenges.

This grant initiative seeks to address the need for reporting and increased media coverage of women and girls as agents of positive change in developing countries.

A total amount of $40,000 reporting grant will be awarded to individuals or teams. The estimate of each grant size will range from $3,000 to $10,000.

The IWMF encourages applications from independent and staff journalists. Applicants to this initiative are required to submit a publishing plan with news outlets from the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and the United States.

The deadline for application is February 16, 2020. Please submit your application via this form. For more information, please visit our FAQs page.

This initiative is funded by Women Deliver, a global advocacy organization that champions gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women.