Report Released on Supporting Women Environmental Defenders

Global Greengrants Fund, a former Channel grantee partner, in collaboration with the Global Alliance for Green and Gender Action (GAGGA) and Strengthening Accountability in the Global Economy (SAGE) Fund released a new report on Oct. 24, 2023 called “Women on the Frontlines of Extractivism: How funders can support women environmental defenders”....

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NYT Features CREA’s Work on Disability and Sexuality

CREA, a long-time Channel grantee partner, in partnership with T Brand Studio, the content studio of the New York Times, has published “Disability, Sexuality and Consent: How Activists are Reshaping the Narrative”, an article featuring seven disabled activists and their experiences working to advocate for disability, sexuality and consent....

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Global Press CEO Releases New Book

On September 19, 2023, Cristi Hegranes, President and CEO of Global Press, a long time Channel grantee partner, released her new book Byline, a “call to action for journalists, publishers, funders and news readers alike.”...

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Responding to Earthquake in Morocco

In response to the Friday, Sept 8, 2023 earthquake in Morocco, several Channel grantee partners have created campaigns to gather funds for locally-led efforts and affected communities. The 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit Marrakesh, a city in central Morocco, and its surrounding areas, resulting in more than 2,800 deaths, thousands injured,…...

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Mexico Supreme Court Decriminalizes Abortion

In a major victory for reproductive rights, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled to decriminalize abortion on the federal level on September 6, 2023....

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VidaAfrolatina Announces New Cohort of Grantees

On September 4, 2023, VidaAfrolatina, a Channel grantee partner, began announcing the members of their second cohort of grantees through a week-long social media campaign. The new cohort consists of 17 organizations “doing transformative work to cultivate the healing of Black women and girls in Latin America” and end sexual violence…...

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AIL Announces New Educational Project

Afghan Institute for Learning (AIL), a long-time Channel grantee partner, has partnered with TV Meraj, a private project of the Sakena Fund, to produce Meraj Academy....

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UN Human Rights Prize Awarded to DRC Activist

On July 20, 2023, the United Nations General Assembly announced the five winners of the 2023 UN Human Rights Prize. Julienne Lusenge, president of Women’s Solidarity for Inclusive Peace and Development (SOFEPADI), was one of five awarded the Prize....

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Report from UN Women and UNDP Assesses Global Women’s Rights

On July 18, 2023, the United Nations Development Program and UN Women released a new report assessing the state of women’s rights around the globe, with particular regards to the UN Sustainable Development Goals....

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FDA Approves First OTC Birth Control Pill

On July 13, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Opill, a progestin-only birth control pill (POP), for over-the-counter (OTC) use. This news, coming after nearly two decades of advocacy and research by the Free the Pill coalition, means the United States will join over 100 countries where…...

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