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Brazilian Groups Respond to Pandemic with Solidarity and Resistance

Channel partner ELAS+, the Brazilian women’s fund, hosted a livestream on March 23, 2022 where they launched a unique and vital research report, “Activism and Pandemic in Brazil.”...

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IJDH Responds to Haiti’s UN Human Rights Council Review

On January 31, 2022, the United Nations Human Rights Council held Haiti’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) as an evaluation of the country’s human rights compliance. The Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), long-time Channel grantee partner, responded to this UPR in a couple webinars....

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Colombia Decriminalizes Abortion

On February 21, 2022, the Constitutional Court of Colombia ruled to expand the rights of women and girls to obtain safe, legal abortions. This ruling represents a clumination of over 15 years of work by Channel partner Women’s Link Worldwide and local partners in the region. ...

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Indigenous Women in Guatemala Win Landmark Sexual Assault Case

On January 24, 2022, Guatemala’s highest court convicted five men for the rape of 36 Indigenous Maya Achi women during the height of the country’s civil war in the 1980s. This landmark victory comes as a result of mobilizing by the women affected with the support of Channel partner the…...

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Cultural Survival Celebrates Court Win for Indigenous Peoples in Guatemala

On December 17, 2021, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) ruled that Guatemala was in violation of the rights to freedom of expression of Indigenous peoples. Channel partner Cultural Survival held a press conference to clarify the importance of this ruling and celebrate....

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Vida Afrolatina Announces Inaugural Black and Afro-Descendant Led Grantees

On March 8, International Women’s Day, 2021, Vida Afrolatina, Channel Foundation’s newest grantee partner, announced the first four grantees of their pilot grant cycle....

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Channel Partners Help Secure Legal Abortion in Argentina

On Dec 30, 2020, Argentina legalized free and safe abortion in a landmark win for reproductive justice activists including Channel grantee partners inroads, RESURJ, and FRIDA. Former Channel grantee partner Ipas was also involved in the effort. ...

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Abortion Decriminalized in Oaxaca

On September 25th, 2019, abortion was decriminalized in the state of Oaxaca. Channel grantee partner, Consorcio Oaxaca, played a key role in the process....

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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 have an abortion in inhumane conditions....

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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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