The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is inviting female journalists from around the world to apply for the IWMF Emergency Fund for Journalists in Crisis that provides women journalists with a lifeline of support in times of distress or threat.
The IWMF recognizes that more than ever, journalists around the world now face real dangers as a result of their reporting.
The IWMF Emergency Fund provides women journalists with small grants for psychological and medical care for incidents directly related to threats and crises caused by one’s work as a journalist; three months of temporary relocation assistance in the event of crisis or threat; legal aid to counter threats of imprisonment or censorship; and non-financial assistance in the form of information about additional access to resources.
Prospective beneficiaries must be a staff or freelance woman r
eporter, working in any medium, whose primary profession is journalism; have worked full-time as a journalist within six months of applying for assistance; and apply for assistance with a crisis situation directly connected to work as a journalist.
Interested women journalists who want to apply for the fund must complete this preliminary questionnaire after which an IWMF staff member will respond to her request in a timely manner at which point the applicant may be required to provide additional information.
Applicants are to take not that IWMF may take time to process their requests as it prioritizes the most urgent requests. IWMF does not consider requests that do not meet its stated criteria.
Women journalists requesting assistance are encouraged to please go to: https://iwmf.submittable.com/submit/37c7eafa-8de1-493c-bbb6-29592ea8be13/emergency-fund-intake-form