The IAWRT is offering financial support to members undertaking professional development studies, or media leadership and management skills training in 2016. IAWRT scholarships are available to members of more than two years standing, who are from the global south.
By IAWRT Nepal chapter
Healthy women in media has been a strong focus for IAWRT Nepal in its ongoing activities. Yoga has been harnessed by the IAWRT Nepal chapter to assist women journalists who reported on the massive earthquake which struck Nepal on 25th April 2015.
The 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is being held in New York from 14 to 24 March 2016. IAWRT's parallel event, Gender inequality in the media: Exploring strategies for change, will be held at 12.30, on March 17 2016.
By Nonee Walsh
IAWRT member, Bandana Rana is thrilled by the recognition of her decades of activism on women’s rights in Nepal by being honoured as a ‘Women of Distinction’ by the NGO Committee on the Status of Women, New York (CSW/NY).
A new edition of the 'Safety Guide for Journalists: a handbook for journalists in high-risk environments' is available. The guide says that violence against female journalists is a “double attack” on their sex as well as their profession. Throughout the guide there are practical tips for women in the field.
The IAWRT Seminar on Community Radio and Democracy in South Asia was part of IAWRT India's annual festival marking International Women's Day.