Victories

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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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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New ILO Convention on Ending GBV in World of Work Adopted

On June 21, 2019 in Geneva, the International Labor Organization (ILO) adopted a landmark international agreement banning gender-based violence and harassment in the workplace. According to the new labor standard, violence and harassment at work “constitute a human rights violation or abuse.” The Convention is the ILO’s first legally binding…...

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New Equality Fund to Mobilize Unprecedented Funds

On June 2nd, 2019 the Canadian government announced a $300 million multi-year award partnership with The Equality Fund....

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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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