Middle East

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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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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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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