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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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WLP’s Partner in Morocco Fights for Women’s Equal Land Rights

Since 2007, Channel partner the Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP) has been working on collective land issues with L’Association Démocratique des Femmes du Maroc (ADFM) and the Soulaliyates, rural tribal women in Morocco. Over the years, this collaboration has resulted in advocacy campaigns, communications workshops, provincial and national land reforms, and…...

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FLD Details Threats to WHRDs Including Pegasus Attacks

In January 2022, Channel partner Front Line Defenders (FLD) released a report featuring accounts from women human rights defenders (WHRDs) on the impact of ongoing Pegasus spyware attacks....

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OutRight Releases Reports on Iraq and Afghanistan

In January 2022, Channel partner OutRight Action International, along with Human Rights Watch, published a report on increased threats to LGBT people in Afghanistan after the Taliban takeover. In February 2022, OutRight partnered with the group IraQueer to release a similar report on the lives of queer women in Iraq....

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Front Line Defenders Launches Monthly Digital Comic ‘Zine

In July 2020, Channel grantee partner Front Line Defenders (FLD) launched Cypher (@cypher_comics on Instagram), a digital comics magazine that advances the organization’s storytelling and narrative framing work in collaboration with and in support of human rights defenders (HRDs)....

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GFW Fundamental Documentary Series Available for Streaming

Channel’s longest term 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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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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Dr. Sakena Yacoobi Wins 2015 WISE Prize for Education

In November 2015 Dr. Sakena Yacoobi, Founder of Channel grantee partner, the Afghan Institute for Learning (AIL), won the 2015 WISE Prize for Education,...

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