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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.     Barbara Mitchell joined IANGEL as the Interim Executive Director, following Cecilia Lipp who successfully built IANGEL’s infrastructure and programs during her 2 ½ years with the agency. Barbara comes to IANGEL after spending 18 months in Myanmar where she was involved in projects to expand access to justice to women. She has had a long career as a legal services lawyer with her work focused on representing survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and advocating for

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

Join us on October 14th for a Benefit Concert!

Join us on October 14th for a Benefit Concert!

Muse Crossing Benefit Concert Hear beautiful harmony singing and support IANGEL! Old favorites and newer folk, rock, and popular songs   Saturday, October 14, 2017                7:30 pm – 9:30 pm   at Timbre Folk & Baroque 801 Bancroft Way Berkeley, CA 94710                   Space is limited- Register now                  $20.00  online   $25.00  at the door   Click here to register

Bring the Global Local

Bring the Global Local

(San Francisco, USA) by Hannah M. Hutton On May 17, 2017 IANGEL and the Women’s Intercultural Network (WIN) jointly presented Bring the Global Local, a lively panel discussion surrounding the 61st Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.  The event was aimed at sharing experiences from the CSW as a point of departure towards local activism for a global issue: inclusion, equity, and equality for women and girls.  The 61st Session’s primary theme was Women’s Economic Empowerment in the Changing World of Work, and we were reminded that livelihood can mean many things in many places, yet

IANGEL Presents to NGOs on Pro Bono Power at UNCSW61

IANGEL Presents to NGOs on Pro Bono Power at UNCSW61

(New York City, USA) by IANGEL Board Member, Mary Wolverton The power of pro bono legal services to achieve gender equality was the subject of IANGEL’s program at the UN Commission on the Status of Women NGO Conference in New York on March 22, 2017. IANGEL was thrilled to present this topic to activists from NGOs around the world, as a UNCSW parallel event. Nancy Newman, IANGEL founder and president, emphasized the wealth of legal resources available to support and assist those working to advance gender equity. Newman was joined by Stella Odife, a Nigerian attorney who serves on IANGEL’s

Good Ally Conference, San Francisco

Good Ally Conference, San Francisco

(San Francisco, USA) by Hannah M. Hutton  On January 6th, 2017, IANGEL participated in the “How to Be a Good Ally” strategic engagement conference.   Executive Director, Cecilia Lipp, and Development and Communications Intern, Hannah Hutton attended the event aimed at training lawyers, legal professionals, community leaders, and non-profit organizations to support anticipated needs arising in diverse, under-represented communities in the coming year.