Women debate advocacy strategies for movement building at the Association for Women's Rights in Development Forum in Cape Town, South Africa (Nov. 2008).

The Channel Foundation promotes leadership in women's human rights around the globe by supporting organizations engaged in combating gender inequality. Through grantmaking, advocacy, and collaboration with an international network of women's rights organizations and funders, we create opportunities in order to ensure that women's rights are respected, protected, and fulfilled.

"Women are not just victims of human rights abuse but also actors who can define and defend human rights from the perspective of their own lives."

- Charlotte Bunch, Center for Women's Global Leadership, Rutgers University