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Feminist Activism Without Fear

Urgent Action Fund for Feminist Activism (UAF), a Channel grantee since 2006, has launched a new campaign called,  Feminist Activism Without Fear: Facing Risks with Collective Power and Care. This new initiative “not only amplifies the voices of feminist activists facing reprisals but also serves as a vital resource for…...

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Reproductive Advocacy Success in Poland

FEDERA, a Poland-based partner of Channel’s through Fòs Feminista, made significant progress in 2023 in addressing barriers to reproductive healthcare in Poland for both Polish citizens and Ukrainian refugees....

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Special Report Highlights Femicide

Global Press, a longtime Channel grantee partner, released a special report on gender violence in Latin America and the Caribbean on November 25, 2023, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. The five-part report includes an overview of femicide in Latin America over the past 15 years,…...

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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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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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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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FLD Honors 2023 Human Rights Defenders

Front Line Defenders, a Channel grantee partner, announced the five winners of the 2023 Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk on May 23, 2023 at a ceremony in Dublin (see video below)....

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International Advocacy to Protect Women & Girls in Haiti

On International Women’s Day, March 8, 2023, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights held a public hearing on the widespread sexual violence directed against women and girls in Haiti in response to  joint request by many advocacy groups working in Haiti including longtime Channel partners, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux/Institute for…...

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Channel Partner Leaders Address Protests in Iran

Several prominent voices in the press addressing the protests in Iran that began in September 2022 after the death of Mahsa Amini while in police custody have been long-time Channel partners including Mahnaz Afkhami, Founder of Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP), and Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, MBE, Founder and CEO of International…...

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Channel Grantees Support Women Impacted by War in Ukraine

Several Channel grantee partners are addressing the impacts of the war in Ukraine on women, in particular by providing support in the areas of reproductive health and gender-based violence. ...

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