IWPR helped organise a mass airdrop of messages of solidarity from ordinary Iraqis to residents of Mosul suffering under Islamic State (IS) occupation.
We never heard of such thing during a war; usually airplanes drop bombs and [this] airplane is dropping love letters.
IWPR’s network of reporters in Cuba are defying one of the most repressive media environments in the world to expose mass government disinformation over the Covid-19 crisis.
These stories can be presented as the ultimate testimonies of the difficult times experienced by all Cubans.
IWPR gives voice to people at the frontlines of conflict and transition to help them drive change
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Giving Voice, Driving Change
Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai began her campaigning work as a 12-year-old IWPR trainee in a Pakistani programme empowering young people through public debate and dialogue.
In IWPR's Open Minds, we students learned how to express ourselves and the problems of others through the media. We learned so much in the trainings.
The Georgian government criminalised female genital mutilation (FGM) following an IWPR investigation that revealed the practice was ongoing in the east of the country.
The Koran does not say that circumcision is a duty.
With scarce resources dedicated to exports, people are risking their lives on illegal moonshine.
Former detainees report overcrowding, little medical care and no chance of isolating those who fall sick.
“The pandemic also gave me a chance for a future.”
Media workers warn that the regime is systematically trying to silence them.
Many who fled the uprising say life in the neighbouring country has not been easy.
Misinformation on both sides fed the struggle over dollar transfers – and it has been ordinary Cubans who suffer.
Latest intervention wins promises of talks, but no sign of possible compromise.
Leader condemns army interference after military chiefs demand his resignation.
IWPR works to champion issues of women’s rights around the globe while supporting female reporters in sometimes challenging environments. Our journalists, editors and partners not only highlight inequalities and abuses but also celebrate the achievements of women driving change in their own societies.
"Women are on the frontlines, and International Women’s Day is a pause to celebrate inspiration and achievement. But it should also be an opportunity to recognize urgency and risk – there are gains, but there is much more to do."
IWPR Founder & Executive Director
Democratic accountability comes from journalists investigating their own societies – IWPR provides a much needed platform and support for those reporting from some of the most dangerous and difficult places in the world.
Disinformation is a major global threat , especially in conflict and post-conflict areas. IWPR performs a vital mission, building up local voices as a bulwark against this challenge.
IWPR fills a critical gap by helping local journalists to focus on human rights and justice issues. In the process, it contributes to democratic transitions, and demonstrates that the best war reporting is not about military conflict, but human consequences.
IWPR partners move efforts online to meet the challenge of the pandemic.
"These stories can be presented as the ultimate testimonies of the difficult times experienced by all Cubans."
IWPR contributor from Cuba
New protocols introduced to reduce the number of caesareans may be putting lives at risk.
Independent, dissenting Azerbaijani voices have never been so ostracised.
Officials obscure systemic failings – aided by an uncritical media.
IWPR's journalism illustrated by stunning photography thanks to support from GettyImages.