Over 50 people attended a panel discussion - Community Media Models for Disaster Preparedness and Risk Assessment - on March 14, 2019 - a parallel event organized by the IAWRT- USA chapter and held during the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations.
The event occurred as a dozen US states in the northwest experienced flooding destroying infrastructure and farm land, Cyclone Idai pummeled the southwestern African countries of Malawi, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe leaving hundreds dead and a humanitarian disaster in its wake, and flash floods hit Thailand.
On Countering Negative Social Norms and Discriminatory Practices
The discussion will revolve on addressing governments and international organizations actions to promote a balanced portrayal of women and girls and their multiple roles in the media.
IAWRT joins media groups calling for the immediate release of Frenchie Mae Cumpio, a member of the IAWRT Philippines chapter.
Cumpio was arrested with four other human rights defenders in simultaneous early morning police raids on offices on February 7 in Tacloban City.
Ugandan journalists are supported to re-evaluate their potentials and weakness, identify opportunities and become gender ambassadors
By Nankwanga Eunice Kasirye
The media statistics about women in terms of representation and relevance in Ugandan media are pathetic.
Showcasing 50 films directed by Asian women filmmakers
The 15th edition of the IAWRT Asian Women's Festival was held in partnership with the India International Centre (IIC)-New Delhi from 4 to 7 March, 2019.
Young journalists trained to represent female colleagues
Women journalists from across Afghanistan have been introduced to gender studies on Afghan women journalists and some have received internships with practical training in representing females within the journalists’ union.
by Maryam Bahar Sadat
IAWRT will showcase its Disaster Response Radio project in the Philippines followed by a gender-based discussion and workshop on the important role of various community media in disaster recovery and preparedness.
Ethical Journalism Network appoints gender and safety advocate
"Journalism is facing a crisis of trust and a fight for truth and I believe there has never been a more important time to promote sound ethics in journalism"
Short film Competition for Nepali Women Directors Festival Highlight.
by Mallika Bhattarai
The second women's film festival in December 2018 was a celebration of women's struggles and achievements.
IAWRT President Violet Gonda starts 2019 on a real high
Her Zimbabwean passport has been returned after an 18 year struggle which included a deportation drama when returning from attending the 2nd IAWRT Nepal Women's Film Festival and African Film Festival in Kathmandu in December 2018.