It is a great honor to announce that Ms. Bennoune has cited IANGEL’s paper, Women, Cultural Rights, and Public Spaces, in her report to the UN General Assembly. In her report, Ms. Bennoune addresses public spaces in the context of cultural rights, the international legal framework supporting cultural rights through public spaces, and offers a “cultural rights checklist” for policymakers regarding public spaces.
On October 30th, IANGEL produced an attorney training specifically focused on California’s vacatur law for survivors of human trafficking. About 25 attorneys were trained on the basics of human trafficking, trauma-informed representation of survivors, and criminal records clearance.
Join us for a holiday benefit concert featuring the wonderful singing of Jennie and Mark Walstrom on 12/14/19 at Timbre Folk & Baroque in Berkeley. Enjoy beautiful music and support gender equality around the world! All proceeds benefit IANGEL. Space is limited – Register now.
UN Special Rapporteur Maria Giammarinaro presented on innovative and transformative models of social inclusion of trafficking survivors into societies, the subject of her recent report to the UN General Assembly. She discussed the use of the term “social inclusion” and the impact terminology can have on survivors. As a term, “social inclusion” is meant to highlight the importance of quality of life after trafficking, including dignity, employment and family unity.
The amicus brief argues that allowing an employer to rely on market-based excuses to justify pay differences between women and men doing the same job contradicts the purpose of equal pay laws themselves, and perpetuates the gender wage gap. IANGEL continues to support efforts that work to ensure gender equality under the law.
October 11th marks the 8th annual International Day of the Girl which serves to “highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.”¹ This year, to mark achievements attained since the adoption of the Beijing Platform for Action in 1995, the theme of the day is “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.” Today IANGEL is proud to announce two new initiatives aimed at supporting girls’ rights.
IANGEL recently attended SFAHT’s 2019 Annual Conference, Surviving the Systems: Anti-Human Trafficking Symposium. The conference provided opportunities for members of the collaborative, like IANGEL, and others to dialogue and brainstorm on a community level.
Survivors of trafficking need pro bono legal assistance. Once trained, you can help survivors attain post-conviction relief as they seek to rebuild their lives.
AB 1735 encourages victims to seek help from skilled professionals
without fear of penalty from their exploiters. This bill also works
to expand the privacy of victims of human trafficking
when they seek professional help. AB 1735 was passed by a ⅔ vote on August 15, and will go into effect on January 1, 2020.
An incredibly powerful response from Karla Guerra in this short video about her experiences in El Salvador with the daily inescapable prevalence of domestic violence and how that informed her becoming an activist. From feeling surrounded by the toxic masculinity and violence she experienced everyday, she then found work in the legal system and began to put herself in a position to do something about it. What an honor to facilitate this conversation and hear voices from young leaders like Karla, Jessica and Swarnima!