New Report Out on a Peace-First Approach to Resolving the Korean Crisis

A new report, Path to Peace: The Case for a Peace Agreement to End the Korean War (PDF), released by Korea Peace Now! — a global coalition of women’s peace organizations — and co-written by Christine Ahn, co-founder of Channel grantee partner Women Cross DMZ (WCDMZ), explores how a peace-first approach…...

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Leading from the South Initiative Receives 5 New Years of Funding from Dutch Government

The Leading from the South (LFS) initiative, developed collaboratively between Channel grantee partner the International Indigenous Women’s Forum (FIMI) and the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF), Fondo Mujeres del Sur (FMS) and Women’s Fund Asia (WFA), has received five additional years of funding from the Dutch government....

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Sur Journal Celebrates Human Rights Defenders

Longtime Channel Brazilian grantee partner Conectas launched the landmark 30th issue of its Sur International Journal of Human Rights in August 2020. The objective of Sur 30 is to look at human rights defenders from a different perspective – to celebrate defenders’ victories (and not the extreme challenges they face) by…...

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Front Line Defenders Launches Monthly Digital Comic ‘Zine

In July 2020, Channel grantee partner Front Line Defenders (FLD) launched Cypher (@cypher_comics on Instagram), a digital comics magazine that advances the organization’s storytelling and narrative framing work in collaboration with and in support of HRDs. Working with artists from around the world, including the award-winning visual storyteller, Beldan Sezen,…...

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New Report Out on State of LBQ Movements

Channel grantee partner Mama Cash and the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice launched a new report titled Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced: The State of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Movements on June 23, 2020 which showcases LBQ activists’ work and their current lack of resources, making a powerful case for why greater…...

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Afghan WRN Leader Granted N-Peace Award

Zarqa Yaftali, Afghanistan-based board member of Channel grantee partner Women’s Regional Network (WRN), received a prestigious 2019 N-Peace Award from the United Nations Development Programme.  This award recognizes peace-builders and activists who embody the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda....

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Feminist Foreign Policy in the US Initiative Launched

On May 21, 2020, a groundbreaking new report, “Toward a Feminist Foreign Policy in the United States,” was launched by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) alongside more than 50 leading humanitarian, foreign policy, and women’s rights groups including Channel grantee partners Global Fund for Women (GFW), the…...

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OutRight Launches COVID-19 Response

Channel new grantee OutRight Action International is responding quickly to COVID-19 and has launched a new emergency fund and a new report on the particular vulnerabilities of LGBTIQ people during the coronavirus crisis....

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Chile Votes to Lift Total Abortion Ban

On August 21, 2017 Chile’s Constitutional Court voted in favor of lifting the total ban on abortion in the country.  With this shift, Chile will no longer be considered one of the most restrictive countries...

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Ending ‘Marry-Your-Rapist’ Laws

Within weeks of each other in the summer of 2017, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia all closed legal loopholes allowing rapists to escape criminal convictions by marrying the survivor. It’s a huge victory for feminists in the region...

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