Women's Edition Travel and Seminar Funding - The Population Reference Bureau (PRB)

The Population Reference Bureau (PRB) is inviting applications to its Women's Edition program.

Women's Edition brings together senior-level women journalists—editors, reporters, and producers—from developing countries to examine important topics related to women's reproductive health and development.

It offers a unique opportunity to become part of an international network of leading women journalists interested in women's health and development. Up to 15 women journalists will be selected to participate for two years in the program.

During that time, PRB will organize four one-week seminars for them. At each session journalists will engage in sessions with health and development experts, editorial meetings to develop strategies for covering these issues, Internet research training, and site visits to see innovative programs in action.

Who Should Apply?

PRB seeks to include women journalists who:

  • Hold influential editorial positions—senior-level editors, reporters, and producers—with leading media outlets that have large audiences, such as national and regional magazines, newspapers, and television and radio stations.
  • Work on publications or broadcast programs that are produced at least six times a year.
  • Reside in a developing country.
  • Demonstrate interest in women’s health, development, and population issues.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to covering these topics in their media.
  • Can communicate comfortably and effectively in English during the seminars, though they may write or broadcast in any language.

    PRB can cover travel and seminar expenses for participants from Africa(countries where USAID has family planning programs).

    PRB will host the first seminar in Washington, D.C., in October or November. It will cover basic reproductive health issues, including family planning, safe motherhood, and obstacles to women's reproductive health.

    Deadline: 01 August.

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