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GLOBAL VOICES

IWPR SPOTLIGHT

OUR STRATEGY

Strategic Plan 2017-2022


Over the next five years, IWPR will strengthen and extend our mission to empower local voices to make positive change. We will continue to work in countries undergoing conflict, crisis and transition to enhance the free flow of information and robust public debate as a means of mitigating conflict, contributing to good governance and enabling citizens to participate in decision-making.

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Courtyard of the Omayad mosque in Damascus, Syria. (Photo: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

2017 Women's Day

Be Bold for Change


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.

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Journalists working for Umma, Kyrgyzstan’s only Muslim affairs magazine. (Photo courtesy of Umma magazine)

2016 Women's Day

Fighting for Change

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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.

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A woman attends vocational training at a workshop in Kabul. (Photo: Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

Syria

Rebellious Women Films

Five films about five women give a rare insight into a side of Syria that is often absent from the news.

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Syria films poster

Srebrenica Genocide

20 Years On

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On July 11, 1995, Bosnian Serb forces took control of the town of Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia. In the days that followed, more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys were killed while under the protection of UN peacekeepers. It was Europe’s worse atrocity since the Holocaust, and 20 years later, more than 1,000 missing people have yet to be identified.

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A woman mourns in front of one of the 610 coffins containing the remains of Srebrenica genocide victims. 10 July 2005. (Photo: Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

Afghanistan

The Forgotten Victims

Afghan Forgotten Victims still
“The Forgotten Victims” sheds light on the war crimes and other human rights abuses committed in Afghanistan over two decades of serial conflict. Documentary covers the period from just before the 1979 Soviet invasion and ensuing occupation, through the civil war of the early 1990s, to the Taleban’s rule from 1996 to 2001.

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Stills form The Forgotten Victims documentary. (Photography by Javier Manzano)

Training & Resources

IWPR's training strategy, editorial policy, style guide and more

IWPR Kyrgyz Training
IWPR's editorial training programmes are designed to work with journalists to develop their professional capacities as part of our overall effort to strengthen local media. Whether a young reporter starting out or an experienced professional, all journalists benefit from continuing skills development, particularly in sharing experiences from different media traditions.

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IWPR training sessions for investigative reporters in Bishkek. (Photo: IWPR)

Annual Report

IWPR in 2015

IWPR Annual Report 2015
With an improved structure for management and day-to-day oversight of programs, IWPR’s priority was to refine and focus our projects to increase impact, and monitor and evaluate our efforts to document and demonstrate strong results across regional divisions for the Middle East and North Africa, Africa, Asia, Eurasia and Latin America.

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Cuba-US Relations

A Historic Moment

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IWPR has been working with journalists and civil society groups in Cuba since 2011, helping them provide unbiased and accurate information about developments in the country while questioning authority and holding it to account. At a pivotal point for the relationship between Havana and Washington, we look at what Cubans hope - and fear – may be the consequences of the détente.

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A poster is seen on a wall in an old Havana neighbourhood as Cuba prepares for the visit of US president Barack Obama on 20 March 2016. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Annual Report

IWPR in 2014

IWPR Annual Report 2014
As encapsulated in our slogan – Giving Voice, Driving Change – IWPR’s mission calls for a wide range of efforts aimed at empowering people’s voices and helping them make a real difference within their own societies. The work ranges from skills building and training to media policy and legal reform; from frontline journalism to citizen's accountability networks and social media; from covering war crimes tribunals and human rights abuses to establishing national networks for elections reporting.

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