Welcome to the very first post of Akimbo, the brand new blog brought you by the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC). IWHC has its headquarters in New York, and we work to promote and protect the sexual and reproductive rights and health of all women and young people, particularly in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, by helping to develop effective health and population policies, programs, and funding.
On this blog, our staff and partners will be blogging about the work we do – that means reporting from the front lines of grassroots organizing around the issues we work on: youth health and rights, access to safe abortion, sexual rights and gender equality, and the effect of HIV/AIDS on women. We’ll also update you on policies and news that affects women’s health and rights around the world, and offer up commentary on current events and issues.
And in case you’re wondering about the name of the blog – “akimbo” means standing with your hands on your hips. Yes, it’s a real word! We liked the sound of it and the image it conjures up.
We’d love to hear from you as we get going, so feel free to leave a comment or drop us an email.