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Beacons for Change: Honoree and Featured Speaker

  IANGEL celebrates its 5th year anniversary on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018. We will award Hon. Angela Bradstreet with our Amel Zenoune-Zouani Award for Rights & Leadership, and hear remarks from Hon. LaDoris Cordell, our keynote speaker.  Amel Zenoune-Zouani Award for Rights & Leadership The Amel Zenoune-Zouani award is presented to an exemplary leader in the promotion and protection of women’s rights and gender equality. Honorees receiving this award exhibit courage in overcoming injustice, opened doors for women to opportunities that were historically closed to them, and used advocacy and the rule of law to achieve their goals.

Life-Saving and Life-Changing Work

Life-Saving and Life-Changing Work

Juli King is a law student at UC Davis School of Law who has worked as an legal extern at IANGEL. This past summer, between her 2nd and 3rd years of law school, Juli traveled to Ghana to pursue her interests in human rights work by working with Challenging Heights. Juli reports about her experience from Ghana: “Challenging Heights is an anti-trafficking, anti-slavery, children’s rights NGO located in Winneba, Ghana. Inspired by the president and founder’s own experience of being trafficked and enslaved as a child, the organization serves communities from which children are trafficked, with a strategic goal of

New Faces at IANGEL

New Faces at IANGEL

The summer brought three outstanding and committed women to lead IANGEL as it expands its transformative programs to promote gender justice globally.     Kamardip Singh joined IANGEL as Executive Director in January 2018.  Kamardip has previously served as Resourcing Women’s Rights team at the Association for Women’s Rights and Development (AWID) and was the Program Officer for Asia and the Pacific with the Global Fund for Women.  In these roles, she honed her insights and analysis on women’s rights and the sociopolitical contexts in which social justice movements operate.  She is fluent in Hindi, has lived and worked on three continents, and

Advocacy for Reproductive Justice

Advocacy for Reproductive Justice

IANGEL and more than 100 civil society NGOs urge review of the newly expanded Global Gag Rule On January 23, 2017, President Trump reinstated and expanded the Mexico City Policy, also known as the Global Gag Rule because it silences critical speech necessary to provide health care to women overseas.  The policy specifically conditions receipt of U.S. global health aid on a requirement that foreign non-governmental organizations (NGOs) certify that they will not even use their own funds to provide information, referrals, or services for legal abortion or to advocate for access to abortion services in their own country.  In

Look Back and Push Forward

Look Back and Push Forward

Look Back, and Push Forward (San Francisco, USA) by IANGEL Founder and President, Nancy J. Newman A year ago, I felt your anxiety. You watched the polls with trepidation, wondering what the future would hold. I urged you to work hard, and to leave nothing to fickle winds that blow across our political landscape. Some did so. Others, not so much. And here we are, a year later, the election behind us, and still anxious about what the future holds for our collective struggle for gender equality, justice, and human rights for all. Yet when I reflect on how far