Working IAWRT Committees

Advisory Board:

Gunilla Ivarsson, Gundel Krauss Dahl, Racheal Nakitare, Olya Booyar and Frieda Werden.

This committee is comprised of past IAWRT Presidents,who have been invited to share their experience, knowledge and wisdom to guide the IAWRT board on organizational developmental issues and financial matters.

Communications and publicity:  

Sarah Nakibuuka (Uganda), Geeta Sahai (India), Nonee Walsh (Australia), Violet Gonda (Zimbanwe/UK) and Website Interns.

The committee aims to devise strategies to popularize and communicate IAWRT’s projects and policies within the organization and globally. It encourages and facilitates the active participation of IAWRT members.   

Elections Committee:

Gunilla Ivarsson(Sweden), Racheal Nakitare (Kenya), Nupur Basu (India), Sonia Capio, (The Philippines), Valerie Lew (Malayisia).

Elected by the members meeting in the Philippines 2017, the comittee's role is to formally prepare the next international board elections. Guided by the statutes, the guiding documents and if applicable the decisions by the members and the sitting International Board, the committee will ensure the fair and smooth elections.

Fundraising: 

Violet Gonda (Zimbabwe/UK), Kristine Ramm (Norway),Jola Diones-Mamangun (Philippines), Bibiana Piene (Norway), Abeer Saady (Egypt) and Diana Nastasia (USA).

The Fundraising committee has been entrusted with the task of devising plans and methods to swim, and not be dependent on a single funder; to spread the work internationally and to activate all chapters in fundraising, both for local and international work.

GAMAG contact group: 

Gunilla Ivarsson (Sweden), Carolyn Byerly(USA), Diana Nastasia (USA).

GAMAG - The Global Alliance for Media and Gender - was founded 2013 with the support of UNESCO. IAWRT is a member of the GAMAG ISC (interim steering committee) with a special responsibility to act as a link between media practitioners and media research.

Gender Mainstreaming Project: 

Greta Gober (Poland), Diana Nastasia (USA), Carmine Amaro (S Africa) and Archana Kapoor (India).

The GMP Committee spearheads the 2018 UNESCO funded phase of the Gender Mainstreaming Project. The aim is to expand on IAWRT’s work on mainstreaming gender equality in and through the media to benefit all 14 countries where IAWRT has chapters., The plan is to to develop a handbook for media students, journalists, and media professionals, and to hold workshops.  Contact: gretagober@gmail.com

Long Documentary:  

Ananya Chakraborty (India), Kristine Ramm (Norway), Elizabeth Miller (Canada), Iphigenie.Marcoux-Fortier (Canada).

IAWRT regularly produces a documentary on a topical, relevant and introspective theme which incorporates contributions from directors in different countries. The committee recommends the theme, advertises for and recomends on the selection of the executive director, who oversees the project in consultation with the committee which ensures the documentary meets it’s aim, budget and deadline.

Mobile/Community radio project:

Jola Diones-Mamangun (Philippines), Archana Kapoor(India), Frieda Werden (Canada) and Rose Mwalimu (Tanzania).

Oversees the Philippines women-led disaster risk reduction mobile community radio station project, which is aimed at offering marginalized sectors and communities as well as humanitarian workers in Typhoon Haiyan-hit areas, the chance to be their own voice and empower themselves in preparation for other natural or and man-made disasters in the future.

Organizational and Development Committee: 

Violet Gonda (Zimbabwe/UK), Rose Mwalimu (Tanzania) and Abeer Saady(Egypt).

To keep pace with the changing scenario for IAWRT, this committee looks into the structural development; reconstituting and reworking on the blueprint for organizational growth, drafting a code of conduct; formulating election methods and to charting out the roadmap for fundraising

Regional Conference:

Sarah Nakibuuka Uganda), Violet Gonda (Zimbanwe/UK),  Jola Diones-Mamangun (Philippines) and  Abeer Saady (Egypt).

Organise and budget Uganda regional conference scheduled for October 2018.

Rural women and the Media

Birgitte Jallov (Denmark), Diana Nastasia (USA), Iphigenie.Marcoux-Fortier (Canada) and Mercedes Arleen Perez (Philippines).

This committee was initiated early 2018 and its preliminary working objective is to “amplify rural women’s voices through their innovative use of communication and media for a visible and empowered presence on communication and media platforms, setting their own agenda, fighting for their rights" A pilot project hs begun with The Blue Light Star Women’s Group, based in Ndivisi village, in Bungoma County of Western Kenya. More details The Committee is also working to formulate the most effective way forward, looking to how research, training and facilitation can put rural women in the driver’s seat, using media and other communication platforms to advance their agendas, positively influencing their empowerment and the development of their communities. IAWRT has set up a special committee with experts in this field to develop a concrete four-year plan based on this evaluation.

Contact: birgitte@empowerhouse.dk  

Scholarships: 

Abeer Saady (Egypt), Diana Nastasia (USA) and Olivia Tumanjong (Cameroon/USA).

IAWRT International regulalry invites members from countries in the global south, who have started or want to start studies or training in journalism, mass communication, or related fields, to apply for one-year (or less) scholarships.  The committee assesses the applications, oversees compliance with the terms of the scholarships and ensures recipients report back on activities

UN/CSW and International Relations: 

Abeer Saady (Egypt), Sheila Katzman(USA), Greta Gober (Poland), Archana Kapoor (India) and Bibiana Piene (Norway).

To promote and strengthen IAWRT’s standing in international fora and to devise/plan/execute IAWRT activities at the UN Comission on the Status of Women gathering which is held each year at UN headfquarters.

 
Office Bearers: 

Comittee Chairs 

Advisory Board:

Gunilla Ivarsson

Communications and publicity:  

Sarah Nakibuuka

Elections Committee:

Gunilla Ivarsson

Fundraising: 

Violet Gonda

GAMAG contact group: 

Gunilla Ivarsson

Gender Mainstreaming Project: 

Greta Gober gretagober@gmail.com

Long Documentary:  

Ananya Chakraborty

Mobile/Community radio project:

Jola Diones-Mamangun

Organizational and Development Committee: 

Violet Gonda

Rural women and the Media

Birgitte Jallov birgitte@empowerhouse.dk

Scholarships: 

Abeer Saady

UN/CSW and International Relations: 

Abeer Saady

 

Contact Us: 

in first instance secretariat@iawrt.org