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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GFW Fundamental Docu-series Now Streaming

Channel grantee partner, Global Fund for Women (GFW) and two-time academy award-winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy partnered to create Fundamental–-a documentary film series about feminist grassroots movements and community leaders across the world....

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Mary Lawlor Appointed UN Special Rapporteur on HRDs

On March 12th, 2020, Mary Lawlor, the founder of long-time Channel grantee partner Front Line Defenders (FLD), was appointed as UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights Defenders....

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Our Rights, Our Safety Toolkit for Defenders Launched

Channel grantee Just Associates (JASS) launched a new 5-module toolkit for women activists and defenders everywhere: Our Rights, Our Safety: Resources for Women Human Rights Defenders. ...

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Communications Revolution in Human Rights

Channel grantee partner, the Fund for Global Human Rights, in collaboration with JustLabs, published a new learning paper on narrative strategies for human rights funders, activists and civil society....

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Abortion Decriminalized in Oaxaca

On September 25th, 2019, abortion was decriminalized in the state of Oaxaca following an intense period of campaigning. Channel grantee partner, Consorcio Oaxaca, played a key role in the process by working at the forefront of the pro-choice movement alongside other feminist women’s organizations, establishing alliances with women senators, and…...

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WLW’s Historic Win In Colombia

In a groundbreaking case, Channel grantee partner, Women’s Link Worldwide (WLW), successfully advocated on behalf of their client Helena* in Colombia. During the armed conflict in Colombia, the FARC guerrilla group recruited 14-year-old Helena and forced her to use contraceptives and to have an abortion in inhumane conditions. “You can’t…...

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