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Homeless Women Say: NO WAR ON WOMEN!

Women and families represent the fastest growing groups of the homeless population in the U.S. With support from UAF, New York-based NGO Picture the Homeless helped to mobilize homeless women in Harlem to demand affordable housing…

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Indigenous Land Rights Defender Berta Caceres Murdered

We are deeply saddened and shocked by the murder of Berta Cáceres, a leading indigenous land rights defender in Honduras. Berta spent her life fighting in defense of indigenous land rights…

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“Breaking The Silence” Oakland Town Hall on Girls & Women of Color

We are proud to be a community sponsor of the “Breaking the Silence” Town Hall Meeting on Girls & Women of Color in Oakland, CA on February 27, 2016. The event is donation-based and open to the public. Reserve your space today…

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Let’s Talk about Risk, Philanthropy

Important new research from the Open Road Alliance suggests that philanthropy needs more, and more honest, conversations about risk. Yet, too often they are not discussed, and too rarely is critical contingency funding available to help grantees get…

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Supreme Court of Nepal Takes Action to Protect Victims of Rape and Sexual Violence

On Thursday, February 4 2016, the Supreme Court of Nepal ordered the Nepali government to enact laws to protect rape victims and children born to them. The precedent-setting decision is a milestone in a country where nearly half of all women…

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The New Year Requires a Renewed Commitment to Defend Human Rights

As we embark on 2016, contentious discussions around the resolution on human rights defenders at the U.N. are a renewed reminder of the indispensable role civil society plays in countering opposition to human rights…

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Defending Land and Community: Women on the Frontlines of Climate Justice

Throughout Southeast Asia, hundreds of women environmental activists have been jailed, attacked and defamed as threats to “national security”. They remain without adequate resources, protection and funding for their work…

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Women on the frontlines of climate & gender justice

Read the powerful stories of 9 grassroots women leaders working at the intersection of the environment, human rights, and gender equality.

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In the Name of Love and Hate: Raising the Voices of Trans Women of Color

Following the landmark decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in support of love and equality, much work remains to ensure that Trans Women of Color are able to live free from violence, racism, and hate…

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Lifting up Black, Brown, and Trans* Women in the U.S.

As an organization based in Oakland with an international staff and board, where the personal is political, and the local is global, we must be an ally in this movement for human rights and justice in the United States…

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