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Bay Area Rising’s Evolution: Drum! Dance! Rise!

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By Mary Owen, Core Team Member, Bay Area Rising IDEX is proud to partner with Bay Area Rising for a third consecutive year for their local  V-Day  event to demand an end to violence against all cisgender and transgender women and girls. A portion of the night’s proceeds benefit IDEX’s partners! You can buy your […]

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Learnings from Peru’s Vibrant Civil Society: A Study in Indigenous Activism

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By Katherine Zavala, IDEX’s Regional Director, Latin America From November 21 to December 12, 2014, I traveled to Peru. It was a tremendous opportunity to learn, reflect and understand the context, ground realities, and examples of inspiring grassroots activism and strategies for social change. Led by indigenous communities, women, youth and the civil society movement, […]

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COP20 Local Stories of Climate Change Impacts: the Case of Peru

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A Blog Series by Katherine Zavala, IDEX’s Regional Director, Latin America From December 1 to 12th this month, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) held its 20th session of the Conference of its Parties (COP20) in Lima, Peru. Peru is said to be the third country most affected by climate change. It […]

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From Iguala to Ferguson to New York: The Power of Resistance

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By Katherine Zavala, Regional Director, Latin America In solidarity with our partners who make transformative change a reality everyday Last month, on November 5th, Mexican students mobilized fearlessly for a national strike, demanding the return of the 43 missing students. As I read about the endless perseverance and a national cry for injustices to stop, […]

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Reflections on Ayotzinapa 2014

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Guest Post By IDEX’s Partner in Mexico (Translated from Spanish by Katherine Zavala, Regional Director, Latin America, IDEX) Read the original post in Spanish Last month, on September 26th, police from the city of Iguala, in the Mexican state of Guerrero, murdered seven young people. Everything makes it seem that elements of that same force […]

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“Sustainable and Equitable Food for All”: Statement From The Africa-US Food Sovereignty Summit

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Last week, the Community Alliance for Global Justice/AGRA Watch invited African leaders from six nations representing regional and continent-wide networks to Seattle to meet with leaders from over a dozen US organizations as part of the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit. The aim of the Summit was to promote farmer-led solutions to hunger and climate […]

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African and US Food Movement Leaders Unite in Opposition to the Gates Foundation’s Agricultural Development Program

PRESS RELEASE Contact:  Heather Day, Executive Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice, heather@seattleglobaljustice.org, cell- 206-724- 2243 On October 12th, several of Africa’s leading proponents of sustainable agriculture will take part in a major public event to highlight the damaging effects of the Gates Foundation’s agricultural development program. The public event on October 12th is a highlight of the Africa-US Food Sovereignty […]

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Listening From The Head and Heart: My Take Aways From the IDEX Academy

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Guest Post By Christen Dobson, Program Director, Research and Policy, International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) We began with a story – that moment when our political consciousness was born; why we chose to advance social justice; the most formative experiences in our personal journey. Each experience we shared, each challenge we disclosed, brought us […]

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People’s Climate March

IDEX rallied at the historic People’s Climate March on October 21st in New York City with our partners Desmond D’Sa from SDCEA in South Africa, Jorge Santiago from DESMI in Mexico, and Srijana Poudel from WACN in Nepal. Below you can see photos from this powerful call for environmental justice.

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IDEX, Africans in the Diaspora Announce New Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2014 For media inquiries, please contact: Solome Lemma (AiD)- 917-426-4540, lemma@africansinthediaspora.org Rajasvini Bhansali (IDEX)- 415-824-8384 ext 101, vini@idex.org (San Francisco, CA, September 17, 2014) — The International Development Exchange (IDEX) and Africans in the Diaspora (AiD) are pleased to announce a new partnership that aims to strengthen diaspora investments in […]

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