Alexia Foundation launches 2014 Women’s Initiative Grant

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The Alexia Foundation Women’s Initiative Grant provides a $25,000 grant “for a project to be produced on a significant issue involving and affecting women,” says the organisers. “Unlike the first Women’s Initiative grant, which specifically focused on abuse of women in the United States, this call for entries is intended to permit the photographer to propose a serious documentary photographic or multimedia project encompassing any issue involving women anywhere in the world.”

Some suggested themes include “femininity and the culture of abuse; women making a difference, leading, changing things for the better; gender inequality; the direct connection to women and education, and the impact on birth rates, health of children and the productivity of the women; gender discrimination, women in leadership, women in the military, mental health issues.” The themes, the foundation adds, “are by no means intended to influence proposals, but they may help photographers start thinking about this topic.”

The deadline for entries is 30 June, with the winner announced in September.

For more information, visit the Alexia Foundation website.