The Women’s Institute for Freedom of the Press (WIFP) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt research, education, and publishing organization. We were founded in 1972 to increase communication among women and reach the public with our experience, perspectives, and opinions. WIFP operates as a national and international network of associates: media women and media-concerned women, as well as men who join with us.
We seek to democratize the communications media by expanding freedom of the press (which includes its modern day electronic forms) to enable all people; rich and poor, male and female, people of color, LGBTQIA+, women with disabilities — all of us — to have the equal opportunity to speak directly to the whole public about their own issues and concerns.
WIFP encourages projects that move us toward these democratic communication goals. It is a place where new ideas about making communication more democratic are encouraged, examined, researched and published. WIFP sees a unique role for women as the majority in democracy: to build a communication system that permits everyone to be heard equally.