International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law

International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law IANGEL connects volunteer lawyers, law firms, and bar associations to strengthen and support those who are working against gender bias and oppression in the US and around the world.
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We are an international network of lawyers harnessing the power of volunteer lawyers to fight for equal rights and the human dignity of women and girls around the world. We believe in a world where all people have the same rights to basic human dignity, fairness, and self-determination, regardless of gender. We believe in equal economic opportunity, including the right to equal pay, fair pay, the right to education, and equal property and inheritance rights. We believe that women are entitled to personal dignity, privacy, and autonomy, including access to birth control and reproductive rights, the right to choose whom to marry and whether to divorce, and the right to live freely and without physical, sexual, or emotional abuse. We believe that the individuals and organizations working to protect women’s rights, to confront gender bias, and to reform legal and cultural barriers to full and equal participation of women in society should not want for resources. We believe that connecting volunteer lawyers to the cause of gender equity will build a stronger movement for justice worldwide. Our Team. IANGEL is lead by a diverse and dedicated team of women lawyers from around the world. Our Board of Directors is led by our founder and president, Nancy J. Newman. Our Approach. The movement for gender equity cannot afford to waste the talent, skills and energy of anyone who desires to work on this cause. Around the country and around the world, lawyers and law firms have the willingness and desire to donate their time and their skills as writers, thinkers, and advocates, to join the fight against unfair laws and discriminatory practices, but have few opportunities to do so. At the same time, those on the front lines of the struggle for justice are invariably stretched thin by the challenges of trying to do too much with too little. IANGEL changes this dynamic by: Creating the Network Creating and maintaining a network of lawyers, law firms, and bar associations, desiring to use their skills, resources, talent, and influence, to promote gender equity and fight oppression; Developing the Connections Developing and building connections with individuals, public interest law firms, and organizations around the world who promote or protect the legal rights of women and girls Facilitating Deployment Facilitating the effective deployment of pro bono legal services and international advocacy to the cause of equal rights. Together, we are a vibrant network of people and organizations around the world, using skills, hearts, and minds to bend the arc of history toward justice.

"Powering Global Change: How pro bono partnerships advance gender equality" - be a part of this event tomorrow evening. ...
04/29/2019
Powering Global Change - Bar Association of San Francisco Events Calendar

"Powering Global Change: How pro bono partnerships advance gender equality" - be a part of this event tomorrow evening. Register now: https://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=G193702/G193702 … #ProBono #LawForEquality #GenderEquality

Membership to The Bar Association of San Francisco offers legal professionals discounts and services in a variety of areas; CLE programs, practice management, business products and legal publications.

We are proud to honor Dr. Riffat Hassan with Amel Zenoune-Zouani Rights & Leadership Award last evening during IANGEL’...
04/26/2019

We are proud to honor Dr. Riffat Hassan with Amel Zenoune-Zouani Rights & Leadership Award last evening during IANGEL’s 6th Anniversary Dinner. We honor her decades of achievement as an internationally acclaimed scholar of the Qur’an, a pioneer of feminist theology in Islam, and a fearless advocate for the equal dignity of women.

We look forward to seeing you at IANGEL's 6th Anniversary Dinner this evening at the Crystal Ballroom on the 11th floor ...
04/25/2019

We look forward to seeing you at IANGEL's 6th Anniversary Dinner this evening at the Crystal Ballroom on the 11th floor of the Marines’ Memorial Club, San Francisco. Thank you so much for joining us to honor our 2019 Rights & Leadership Awardee Dr. Riffat Hassan and to listen to a keynote address from Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini. It is sure to be an inspiring evening!

Take the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win a luxury vacation stay at the Phoenix Grand Resort or at a beautiful Incline Village condominium. https://www.iangel.org/win-exciting-prizes-at-iangels-6th-anniversary-dinner/

We are very thankful towards our Visionary Sponsors Hanson Bridgett and Thomas & Johannah Newman for supporting IANGEL's...
04/22/2019

We are very thankful towards our Visionary Sponsors Hanson Bridgett and Thomas & Johannah Newman for supporting IANGEL's 6th Anniversary Gala Dinner. We are looking forward to an amazing evening on April 25. #WomensRights #TheFutureIsOurs #IANGELgala2019

04/09/2019
Join us for IANGEL’s 6th Anniversary Dinner – International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law

Heartfelt thanks to the visionary sponsors of IANGEL’s 6th Anniversary Dinner on April 25, Thomas & Johannah Newman and Hanson Bridgett. Looking forward to more firms and lawyers joining the celebration. https://www.iangel.org/gala .
#ProBonoPower #TheFutureIsOurs #IANGELgala2019

Join us on April 25, 2019 for our inspiring anniversary gala. Our keynote speaker will be Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini, a brilliant international advocate, researcher, trainer and writer on peacebuilding and gender equality. We will also honor Dr. Riffat Hassan with our 2019 Amel Zenoune-Zouani Rights &....

Early bird rates for our 6th Anniversary Dinner, end tomorrow, April 4. Register now: https://www.iangel.org/gala    #in...
04/03/2019

Early bird rates for our 6th Anniversary Dinner, end tomorrow, April 4. Register now: https://www.iangel.org/gala #inspiringfeminists #ProBonoPower #WomensRights #TheFutureIsOurs #IANGELgala2019

We had a meaningful and inspiring time at the #CSW63 this year. Read more about our events and experience: https://www.i...
04/02/2019
IANGEL at 63rd Session of UN Commission at Status of Women (CSW) – International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law

We had a meaningful and inspiring time at the #CSW63 this year. Read more about our events and experience: https://www.iangel.org/iangel-at-63rd-session-of-un-commission-at-status-of-women-csw/ … #CSW2019 #IANGELatCSW63

by Johanna Kanes, IANGEL Bridge Fellow Women’s rights activists, organizations and governments around the world gather in New York every March for the UN-led Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which is United Nation’s largest gathering on gender equality. This year, the 63rd UN Commission ...

Some pictures of the roundtable discussion on 'Advancing Women in Law and Leadership' organized jointly by IANGEL and th...
03/28/2019

Some pictures of the roundtable discussion on 'Advancing Women in Law and Leadership' organized jointly by IANGEL and the Law Society of England and Wales during #UNCSW at New York. #CSW63 #EqualityInLaw

Glimpses of IANGEL's parallel event - “How Volunteer Lawyers Support Efforts Advocating for Equality in Social Protect...
03/25/2019

Glimpses of IANGEL's parallel event - “How Volunteer Lawyers Support Efforts Advocating for Equality in Social Protections” at the 63rd session of UN CSW at New York this March. #UNCSW #CSW63 #IANGELatCSW

IANGEL’s 2019 Rights & Leadership Award recipient and famed feminist theologian, Dr. Riffat Hassan, was recently featu...
03/21/2019
Louisville scholar recognized by international women's rights group

IANGEL’s 2019 Rights & Leadership Award recipient and famed feminist theologian, Dr. Riffat Hassan, was recently featured in this Courier Journal article by guest columnist Siddique Malik.

Riffat Hassan, U of L professor emerita, will receive the Rights & Leadership Award from the International Action Network for Gender Equity and Law

Join us for the parallel event at #CSW63 to engage in a dynamic discussion with our amazing panelists such as Lizzette R...
03/12/2019

Join us for the parallel event at #CSW63 to engage in a dynamic discussion with our amazing panelists such as Lizzette Robleto de Howarth and learn how volunteer lawyers can support gender equality initiatives on Wednesday, March 13. #CSW2019 #UNCSW #IANGELatCSW63

Learn how #VolunteerLawyers support critical #GenderEquality initiatives at our #CSW63 panel on March 13 where IANGEL's ...
03/11/2019

Learn how #VolunteerLawyers support critical #GenderEquality initiatives at our #CSW63 panel on March 13 where IANGEL's new Executive Director Andrea Carlise will be one of the panelists.
#CSW19 #UNCSW #IANGELatCSW63

Join IANGEL’s free parallel event at #CSW63 to engage in a dynamic discussion with our amazing panelists like  Olaoluw...
03/10/2019

Join IANGEL’s free parallel event at #CSW63 to engage in a dynamic discussion with our amazing panelists like Olaoluwa Abagun and learn how volunteer lawyers can support gender equality initiatives on Wednesday, March 13. #CSW19 #UNCSW #IANGELatCSW63

Join us at #CSW63! Wednesday, March 13 -  join our free parallel event ‘Advocating for Social Protections: How Volunte...
03/09/2019

Join us at #CSW63!
Wednesday, March 13 - join our free parallel event ‘Advocating for Social Protections: How Volunteer Lawyers Support Critical Gender Equality Initiatives’. Mark your calendars! #CSW19 #UNCSW #IANGELTatCSW63

Don’t miss our event at #CSW63, ‘Advocating for Social Protections: How Volunteer Lawyers Support Critical Gender Eq...
03/09/2019

Don’t miss our event at #CSW63, ‘Advocating for Social Protections: How Volunteer Lawyers Support Critical Gender Equality Initiatives’, which will be moderated by amazing Shruti Rana, who is also IANGEL board member. #CSW19 #UNCSW #IANGELatCSW63 #GenderEquality

Next week we'll be at #CSW63, collaborating with international partners for gender justice, addressing the role of pro-b...
03/05/2019

Next week we'll be at #CSW63, collaborating with international partners for gender justice, addressing the role of pro-bono lawyers in furthering gender equality, and fighting for social protections for women and girls. Join us for the discussion:
#CSW19 #UNCSW #IANGELatCSW63

Glimpses of our pre-CSW event The Year of Public Service for Gender Equality'. #CSW63 #CSW19 #GenderEquality
03/04/2019

Glimpses of our pre-CSW event The Year of Public Service for Gender Equality'. #CSW63 #CSW19 #GenderEquality

Join us for IANGEL's 6th Anniversary Dinner.
03/01/2019

Join us for IANGEL's 6th Anniversary Dinner.

IANGEL and Justice At Last submitted comments to #CEDAW on behalf of trafficked women and girls. We hope our recommendat...
02/27/2019
IANGEL and Justice At Last Submit Comments to CEDAW Regarding Trafficking of Women and Girls – International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law

IANGEL and Justice At Last submitted comments to #CEDAW on behalf of trafficked women and girls. We hope our recommendations focusing on #postconviction relief for survivors will be addressed.

Submission to CEDAW Committee re TWGCGM by IANGEL and Justice At Last Feb 17 2019 (1) IANGEL and Justice At Last Submit Comments to CEDAW Regarding Trafficking of Women and Girls Tagged on: #Trafficking #HumanRights #Migration #GenderJustice admin February 22, 2019February 22, 2019 Homepage, Network...

Join us for this interesting conversation: 'The Year of Public Service for Gender Equality' on 28 Feb 2019. #csw2019 #Ge...
02/14/2019

Join us for this interesting conversation: 'The Year of Public Service for Gender Equality' on 28 Feb 2019. #csw2019 #GenderEquality #GenderJustice

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02/08/2019

International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law's cover photo

Book your calendar for IANGEL's biggest annual event in April. #AnnualGala #SaveTheDate
01/25/2019

Book your calendar for IANGEL's biggest annual event in April. #AnnualGala #SaveTheDate

This is happening today - join us for this event as we celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. #StandUp4Hum...
01/24/2019

This is happening today - join us for this event as we celebrate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. #StandUp4HumanRights

IANGEL is co-sponsoring this event to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of #HumanRights. Join us fo...
01/22/2019

IANGEL is co-sponsoring this event to mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of #HumanRights. Join us for the event this Thursday. #StandUp4HumanRights

Join us today for the Women's March. #WomensMarch2019 #WomensWave
01/19/2019

Join us today for the Women's March. #WomensMarch2019 #WomensWave

Tomorrow, we continue the fight for gender equity and justice for all. Join us for the Women's March at Oakland. #Womens...
01/18/2019

Tomorrow, we continue the fight for gender equity and justice for all. Join us for the Women's March at Oakland. #WomensMarch

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of #HumanRights, IANGEL is co-sponsoring this event. Please jo...
01/15/2019

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of #HumanRights, IANGEL is co-sponsoring this event. Please join to listen to United Nations Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights and professor of international law at UC Davis Prof Karima Bennoune, professor of law at UC Hastings Prof Naomi Roht-Arriaza, and Chilean lawyer Lorena Zenteno.

#StandUp4HumanRights

Have a look at our latest Impact Report 2018 which highlights our work this year and achievements over the past five yea...
12/21/2018
IANGEL Impact Report 2018 – International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law

Have a look at our latest Impact Report 2018 which highlights our work this year and achievements over the past five years.

At IANGEL, we harness the power of pro bono legal assistance, connecting it to the cause of women’s rights locally, nationally, and around the world. We amplify our voice towards building a just world where everyone has an equal access to justice. This report provides a brief synopsis of IANGEL’...

On Dec 10, we submitted a joint comment with Global Fund for Women to the U.S. government opposing a proposed regulation...
12/12/2018

On Dec 10, we submitted a joint comment with Global Fund for Women to the U.S. government opposing a proposed regulation dramatically expanding the “public charge” standards for immigrants.

The proposed rule would dramatically expand the definition of “public charge” from the current rules that already ban most immigrants from using public benefits, and disproportionality impacts women and children.

Read the full comments that we submitted: https://www.iangel.org/publiccharge/

Call for nominations is now open for IANGEL’s prestigious Rights & Leadership Award till December 31. Nominate an outs...
11/30/2018
Nominations Sought for IANGEL’s 2019 Rights & Leadership Award – International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law

Call for nominations is now open for IANGEL’s prestigious Rights & Leadership Award till December 31. Nominate an outstanding person who has opened doors for women to opportunities that historically were closed to them. #RightsAndLeadership #GenderJustice

Amel Zenoune-ZouaniIANGEL is accepting nominations for its Amel Zenoune-Zouani Rights & Leadership Award which will be presented at its 2019 Gala. IANGEL’s prestigious Rights and Leadership Award honors an exemplary leader promoting women’s rights and gender equality. In 2018, the Rights and Lea...

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11/20/2018
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Pitch Round Finalist, International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law, connects volunteer lawyers to support women's rights movements nationally and around the world. Learn more at: https://www.iangel.org/ #nonprofit #GSPitchRound

IANGEL’s founder and president, Nancy Newman, was awarded the 2018 Minority Bar Coalition Unity Awards provided by Que...
11/19/2018

IANGEL’s founder and president, Nancy Newman, was awarded the 2018 Minority Bar Coalition Unity Awards provided by Queen's Bench Bar Association for her dedication to advance the cause of diversity in the legal profession.

IANGEL dedicates its Rights & Leadership Award to Amel Zenoune-Zouani who was a law student killed for pursuing educatio...
11/16/2018
Excerpt from _Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here_ - Karima Bennoune

IANGEL dedicates its Rights & Leadership Award to Amel Zenoune-Zouani who was a law student killed for pursuing education.

Take a look at her story as highlighted by our past awardee Karima Bennoune.

The nominations for the 2019 Amel Zenoune-Zouani Rights & Leadership Award is open till November 30. #RightsAndLeadership

Excerpt from Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here Chapter 5: Dying for Knowledge Amel Zenoune-Zouani’s watch stopped at 5:17. That is the moment she fell in the street on January 26, 1997, an instant after a member of the Armed Islamic Group cut her throat on the outskirts of Sidi Moussa. In November 20...

Please help us spread the word - call for nominations now open for our prestigious Rights & Leadership Award.#RightsAndL...
11/12/2018

Please help us spread the word - call for nominations now open for our prestigious Rights & Leadership Award.

#RightsAndLeadership

IANGEL founder and president Nancy J. Newman will be honored on November 13 for her dedication to advance the cause of d...
11/09/2018

IANGEL founder and president Nancy J. Newman will be honored on November 13 for her dedication to advance the cause of diversity in the legal profession at the 2018 Minority Bar Coalition Unity Awards, provided by Queen's Bench Bar Association

11/06/2018
AWID

UN Special Rapporteur and IANGEL's 2016 Rights &Leadership Awardee, Karima Bennoune, on a live chat with AWID! Don't miss this opportunity to hear from her on Cultural Rights and Feminism in 2018 and beyond.

Cultural Rights and Feminism in 2018 and Beyond

Join us for a live chat with Karima Bennoune, the UN Special Rapporteur in the field of Cultural Rights.

We'll discuss why her new report on Universality, Cultural Rights and Cultural Diversity is important for feminists.

Read about our second training to support survivors of trafficking here: https://www.iangel.org/supporting-survivors-of-...
10/12/2018
Supporting Survivors of Trafficking: IANGEL covers California’s vacatur with volunteer lawyers – International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law

Read about our second training to support survivors of trafficking here: https://www.iangel.org/supporting-survivors-of-trafficking-iangel-covers-californias-vacatur-with-volunteer-lawyers/ #AttorneyTraining #Vacatur #IANGEL

By Swarnima ShresthaCommunications & Fundraising – Atlas Corps Fellow IANGEL Human trafficking is a multidimensional human rights violation that centers on the act of exploitation and remains a challenging human rights concerns. While the historical view of trafficking focused specifically on sex ...

Come listen to IANGEL’s Executive Director speak about our work and how you can be a part of it.
10/11/2018

Come listen to IANGEL’s Executive Director speak about our work and how you can be a part of it.

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Connecting for Justice Worldwide. IANGEL promotes gender equity and justice, by harnessing the power of volunteer lawyers and connecting them to the individuals and organizations working on these issues. By connecting volunteer lawyers, law firms, and bar associations to the cause of gender equity, we provide critically important intelligence, analysis, resources, and advocacy. Through our network, we strengthen and support those who are working against gender bias and oppression nationally and around the world. Follow us on Twitter @IntlANGEL or on LinkedIn!

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