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Purchase individual tickets or a full table for the Iowa Advocates for Global Rights for Women Fundraiser. Your individual support at any level allows the work to continue towards the future for women and girls that is free from violence.


A corporate or law firm sponsorship of the Iowa Advocates for Global Rights for Women Fundraiser not only provides exceptional promotional benefits, it also allows the work to continue that results in worldwide change for women and girls.

Iowa Advocates for Global Rights for Women

An In-Person Gathering:
The Renaissance Des Moines Savery Hotel | 401 Locust St, Des Moines, IA 50309


This special, in-person fundraiser will be hosted by the Iowa Advocates in support of Global Rights for Women, the Minneapolis-based nonprofit dedicated to eliminating violence against women and girls.

Global Rights for Women is the leading voice in this global movement to end violence against women and girls, and builds local and international partnerships that advance laws, values, and practices to ensure all women and girls live free from violence. Read more about us here.

Iowa Advocates for Global Rights for Women is a growing group of Iowans from the Heartland– AKA a “flyover state”– inspired to make a difference in this global movement by supporting Global Rights for Women.

Join us to hear from incredible women’s human rights leaders:

Imrana Jalal: Imrana is a groundbreaking human rights attorney from Fiji and a leader of women’s rights across South Asia. Her work includes serving as the founding member of the Fiji Women’s Rights Movement, a former Human Rights Advisor for the United Nations Development Program, and is now Chair of the Inspection Panel for the World Bank. In 2006, Imrana became a national name after publicly standing up to Fiji’s historically oppressive Military regime. In 2008, she served as Chair of the United Nations Expert Group Meeting in Vienna that developed the first global model legislation on violence against women. Imrana is now a Board Member for Global Rights for Women.

Rekha Basu: Rekha has worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist at newspapers in New York, Florida and Iowa. She is currently a columnist at the Des Moines Register. She is also the author of “Finding Her Voice,” a compilation of her Register columns on women.

Richard Ihrig: Richard is a Global Rights for Women Founder and Board Member from 2015 – 2020. Richard graduated from the University of Minnesota Law School and was a partner at the Minneapolis firm of Lindquist & Vennum for 31 years.

Cheryl Thomas: Cheryl is the founder and Executive Director of Global Rights for Women. Since 1993, Cheryl has worked with partners around the world to promote women’s human rights and achieve effective legal reform to end violence against women. She has participated in the drafting of new laws on violence against women and girls in over 20 countries and trained legal professionals to enforce these laws. Cheryl has worked closely with the United Nations to develop model standards on legal reform on violence against women. In 2011, she was recognized by Newsweek magazine as one of 150 “Women Who Shake the World.” Cheryl graduated from Indianola High School, Simpson College, and University of Minnesota Law School.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

Interested in becoming a sponsor? View 2021 opportunities here. 

Thank You to our 2021 Match Pool Contributors

Kathryn Goodwin  Brackney  & Benjamin Brackney
Cheryl Thomas & Roger Heegaard
Lynn Anderson

Jim Jacobson & Andrea Kaufman


For more event information, please contact Kathy Brackney at

Global Rights for Women is exempt from federal income taxation pursuant to Section 501(c)(3), EIN 47-1861069. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. No goods or services were provided in exchange for this contribution. 

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