Croly Award

Croly Award

The Jane Cunningham Croly Award for Excellence in Journalism Covering Issues of Concern to Women, or simply, the Croly Award, recognizes journalists who best capture the courage, vision, and spirit of Jane Cunningham Croly. Jane Cunningham Croly was a pioneering journalist who devoted her life to helping women improve their lives and expand their rights. The Croly Award winner must demonstrate a concern for the rights and the advancement of women in our society; an awareness of women’s sensitivity, strength, and courage; and/or an attempt to counteract existing sexism.

2017 Croly Award Winner – Aela Callan

GFWC is pleased to honor documentary filmmaker and journalist Aela Callan with the 2017 Croly Award for her eye-opening documentary, Good Morning Pakistan: Journalists Under Threat, produced by Al-Jazeera’s 101 East Program. The film follows the lives of journalists in Pakistan’s tribal areas and effectively illustrates the incredible risks faced by female reporters in the area every day. Callan reveals how women’s stories would go untold if not for the tireless work of reporters in Peshawar’s Tribal News Network.

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Past Croly Award Winners

The Croly Award has a distinguished list of winners since it was created in 1996.


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