About Us

IAWRT  is a global network of 14 national chapters and members in 54 countries. IAWRT members are professional communicators or researchers in media and communications. We strive to meet the urgent global challenges faced by women in and around the media.

IAWRT  is committed to the enhancement of women’s role and participation in media as gender equality cannot be achieved without gender parity in media and communication. We are a non-government organization (NGO) in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

IAWRT  advances its mission through national country chapters, organizes conferences, implements projects, undertakes training and activities, and collaborates with media organizations. We also build alliances with international and national like-minded organizations, through the UN CSW and other events. 

IAWRT  is managed by an elected international board, which oversees funding initiatives for local chapter and for member activities.

Our Events/Projects

  • International and regional conferences, workshops and training for safety and professional development of members.
  • alliances and cooperation with a network of international and national like-minded organizations in UN related activities
  • Support for production of one major documentary biannually
  • Training and projects for women in developing countries delivered through local chapters
  • Awards of Excellence to honor the creativity of women producers of outstanding radio and TV programs.
  • Scholarships to support individual women’s media studies.

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Events/Projects detail

​Further details under Projects tab