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.

Conflict, migration and the experience of exile

The 2018 IAWRT documentary is on the theme of the worldwide refugee crisis and rising intolerance and polarisation all over the world.

IAWRT decided in 2018 to add a new action area to its portfolio in support of its overall a mission to strengthen initiatives towards ensuring women’s views and values are integral part of programming and to advance the impact of women in media. The new committee will focus on extending the IAWRT mission to women and girls living in rural areas of the global South.


A 57 minute Film, Velvet Revolution  is the 2016-7 IAWRT long documentary project. In this exciting collaborative film six women directors take their lens up close to women making news in a world riven with conflict and dictatorial regimes. When journalists are constantly under threat, what drives these women to do their jobs? 

The gender mainstreaming project has made a significant contribution towards the analysis of gender equality in and  through the media, in line with section J of the Beijing platform for Action, which pointed out th