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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

Channel grantee partner Front Line Defenders (FLD) just launched the second edition of its new digital comic ‘zine, Cypher. The second edition features the work of human rights defenders (HRDs) from Palestine, Hong Kong, and Puerto Rico. Last month, the first edition showcased the work of human rights defenders (HRDs)…...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Astraea Launches Top Ten Feminist Funding Principles

On May 17th, 2019 Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice announced the release of their top ten Feminist Funding Principles. The principles share what Astraea has learned over the last four decades about what it takes to support activists on the front lines to make enduring social change....

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New Women’s Funding Landscape Study

On May 14th, 2019 the Women’s Philanthropy Institute (WPI) at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy released Women’s Foundations and Funds: a Landscape Study, the first of its kind in 10 years, with updated data and expanded scope looking at the world of women’s philanthropy....

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