Bonnie Jenkins, WCAPS Founder, Confirmed as Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs

On July 21, 2021, the US Senate confirmed Bonnie Jenkins, Founder and former Executive Director of Channel grantee partner Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security, and Conflict Transformation (WCAPS), as Undersecretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs....

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President Biden Appoints OutRight’s Jessica Stern as Special Envoy for International LGBTQI Rights

On June 25, 2021, President Joe Biden announced his appointment of Jessica Stern, the Executive Director of Channel grantee partner OutRight Action International (OutRight), to be the U.S. Special Envoy to Advance the Human Rights of LGBTQI+ Persons at the Department of State....

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“Time To Decolonize Aid”: WCAPS Contributes to New Report

A powerful new report, “Time to Decolonize Aid,” which calls on international aid organizations to decolonize aid and tackle structural racism head-on was launched on May 10, 2021.  Channel grantee partner, Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security (WCAPS),  joined with Peace Direct, African Development Solutions (Adeso), and the Alliance…...

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World Pulse Publishes Visionary #SheTransformsTech Report

World Pulse, a long-time Channel grantee partner, published an in-depth collection of data-driven insights, personal narratives, and visionary solutions in the #SheTransformsTech report (April 2021)....

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Merging Women’s Rights and Disability Rights Movements

Channel grantee partner Mobility International USA (MIUSA) and global women’s rights organization MADRE released a Practice Note in March 2021 titled, Merging Movements: Supporting Inclusive Women’s Rights Work through Innovative Partnerships, which traces their efforts on merging women’s rights and disability rights movements through an innovative two-year partnership....

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Vida Afrolatina Announces Inaugural Black and Afro-Descendant Led Grantees

On March 8, International Women’s Day, 2021, Vida Afrolatina, Channel Foundation’s newest grantee partner, announced the first four grantees of their pilot grant cycle....

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WCDMZ’s Christine Ahn Announced Winner of 2020 US Peace Prize

The Board of Directors of the US Peace Memorial Foundation unanimously voted to award the 2020 US Peace Prize to Channel grantee partner Women Cross DMZ (WCDMZ) Co-Founder, Christine Ahn, for her “bold activism to end the Korean War, heal its wounds, and promote women’s roles in building peace.”...

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New Feminist Peace Initiative Calls for Movement-Driven US Foreign Policy Framework

Channel grantee partner, Women Cross DMZ (WCDMZ), recently announced a new Feminist Peace Initiative in partnership with Grassroots Global Justice Alliance and MADRE. The Initiative dramatically reimagines US foreign policy by building on intersectional feminist principles such as collective care, reparations, right relationship with people and the planet, and accountability....

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World Pulse Member Receives Prestigious Holman Prize

Tiffany Brar, a member and vocal contributor to Channel grantee partner World Pulse’s online digital community, received the prestigious Holman Prize in 2020.  Brar is the first Indian to receive the award....

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Cultural Survival Responds to COVID-19 in Indigenous Communities

On June 18, 2020, Channel grantee partner Cultural Survival launched a mapping project (see map below) to document and disseminate data that illustrates the impact of COVID-19 on Indigenous Peoples and communities as part their broader effort to respond to the growing crisis with a holistic, multi-layered approach....

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