International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law

IANGEL is an international network of lawyers who believe in gender equality and justice for all people.  A new concept in pro bono work, we harness the power of volunteer lawyers, and use it to promote and help secure equity and  rights  for women and girls locally, nationally, and around the world. 



  • IANGEL is proud to introduce University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law 2016 Fellow, Janine Parmar, JD
  • In September 2016, IANGEL will launch a new partnership with UC Davis Law School to provide students opportunities to work with our partners around the world on gender equality projects.  Our first UC Davis Law School extern, Juli King, will join IANGEL in Fall 2016.
  • UPDATE – MAY 30, 2016 on the Extraordinary African Chambers trial of Hissène Habré, former President of Chad, who has been found guilty of forced sexual slavery, voluntary homicide, kidnappings of individuals followed by their disappearances, summary executions and torture. The judge accepted to re-qualify the charges and found that the acts of rapes committed against some women and girls in detention as well as in some camps where women and girls where kept in servitude amount to torture and rape as crimes against humanity; and, for the women and girls kept in servitude in some camps, sexual slavery as a crime against humanity. The Chamber also devoted a section of its conclusion to the testimony of Khadija Hassan Zidane who testified that she was raped by Habré himself, and concluded that Habré was guilty of the independent crime of torture as a direct perpetrator. READ MORE.
  • Thank you to all those who sponsored and attended IANGEL’s first gala dinner, honoring Karima Bennoune! 

    Check out more event photos by Kelly Vorves Photography HERE