Projects

IAWRT endeavors to build a geographically and thematically well-balanced portfolio of projects.

Project proposals submitted by IAWRT members are reviewed by the board members who approve amounts granted.

IAWRT regularly calls for members to make proposals a long form global documentary to a theme which is in tune with the vision and ideals of the organisation. The theme for the Long Documentary Production 2017 is Women Covering Conflict: the invisible stories. Applications are now open for the 2017 round.

'Women making news' was the theme of the most recent project, resulting in Velvet Revolution, completed in 2017. Two other IAWRT documentaries, which consist of segments of 7-9 minutes from different countries that have been fused into one production, have been made previously. See: Reflecting her (2015) and Hands on: Women. Climate. Change. (2014). 

Hands-on profiles five women from four continents tackling climate change through policy, protest, education and innovation. The film powerfully demonstrates how women are transferring knowledge and local networks into hands-on strategies.
 

Following the global consultation that was organized within the framework of the Women Make the News 2010 campaign under the theme “Towards Gender Sensitive Indicators for Media: Best Practices for Gender Perspective in Media and in Media Content”, UNESCO and IFJ have jointly prepared the first draft of the Gender-Sensitive Indicators for Media (GSIM).

The ultimate goal of the Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) project initiated by IAWRT Cameroon Chapter is eradication of female circumcision in Cameroon, a harmful traditional practice covered by Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). It also looks forward to a re-awakening of interest of the media on this form of violence against women.

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