International Women's Media Foundation

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The International Women's Media Foundation is a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit organization to strengthen the participation of women working as journalists in every part of the world.[1] They offer training, awards programs, and legal advice to women journalists.[2] They have members in more than 100 countries.[3]

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The IWMF was started in 1990 to increase freedom of speech by supporting women working in the media. Their objectives are to build a network of women to share ideas, to give women the skills to become leaders, to help women expand their careers, and to honor bravery and courage with the Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Awards.[4] The foundation sponsors several events and financial aid funds, including advanced training and grants, to assist and promote women in journalism.[5]

Research[change | change source]

In 2013, the International Women’s Media Foundation studied women journalists.[6] They found that two-thirds of women journalists in the world have experienced harassment or abuse in their work. Most of them do not report these problems because they are afraid.[7][8] They also publish safety and security recommendations for women journalists.[9]

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References[change | change source]

  1. "International Women's Media Foundation - Idealist".
  2. "Open School of Journalism - International Women's Media Foundation".
  3. Thompson, Martha E.; Armato, Michael (10 January 2012). "Investigating Gender". Polity – via Google Books.
  4. "International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) - Wikigender".
  5. "ACOS Alliance".
  6. Hollifield, C. Ann; Wicks, Jan LeBlanc; Sylvie, George; Lowrey, Wilson (11 August 2015). "Media Management: A Casebook Approach". Routledge – via Google Books.
  7. "An uncovered issue - TNS - The News on Sunday".
  8. "Global Research Investigates Violence Against Women Journalists".

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