International Gender Rights

Paralleling the Foundation’s domestic focus on gender, Overbrook supports organizations working on these same issues in Latin America. In both the U.S. and Latin America, there have been very interesting progress in advancing gender rights and significant setbacks. The Foundation specifically funds organizations promoting women’s human rights, reproductive rights and LGBT rights in Latin America.

Below is a list of 2014 grantees in the Foundation’s Latin American Gender Rights portfolio.

Women’s Rights

International Planned Parenthood Federation / Western Hemisphere Region
General Operating Support – $40,000

The International Planned Parenthood Federation/Western Hemisphere Region (IPPF/WHR), also known as the Regional Office, is a leading sexual and reproductive health organization in Latin America and the Caribbean. IPPF/WHR works to improve individuals’ quality of life through the provision of vital sexual and reproductive health services, especially for the most vulnerable, while simultaneously campaigning for sexual and reproductive health and rights at the national, regional and international levels. IPPF/WHR defends the right of all people, including young people, to enjoy their sexual lives free from ill health, unwanted pregnancy, violence and discrimination. It supports a woman’s right to choose to terminate her pregnancy legally and safely. The organization also strives to eliminate sexually transmitted infections, and reduce the spread and impact of HIV/AIDS.

Women’s Link Worldwide
General Operating Support – $25,000

Founded in 2001, Women’s Link worldwide is an international human rights non-profit organization working to ensure that gender equality is a reality around the world. Women’s Link Worldwide advances the rights of women and girls through the development and strategic implementation of human rights law. Women’s Link works on issues such as sexual and reproductive rights, international gender crimes, and human trafficking, with a particular focus on how multiple forms of inequality and discrimination block women and girls from accessing their human rights.

Grantees by Year:  2014 / 20132012 / 2011