Support Same-Sex Marriage in Mexico City

We’d like to promote an exciting initiative being put forth by a group of activists and organizations- including Grupo Lesbico Universitario, pictured above- working for a LGBT rights agenda in the Mexico City Legislative Congress.  These advocates have joined forces to support and promote a reform…

Take Back the Tech to End Gender Based Violence

Take Back the Tech is a collaborative campaign that takes place during the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, from November 25th (today!) through December 10th (International Human Rights Day). It is a call to everyone – especially women and girls – to take…

“Men of Quality Do Not Fear Equality”: Working with African Men Towards Gender Justice and Prevention of HIV

From Cape Town to Kivu to Cairo, from Abidjan to Antananarivo, men are implicated in health and human rights crises across Africa. Men are also essential for their successful resolution – whether it be stopping sexual violence in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; accelerating demilitarisation and disarmament in Central and East Africa; preventing…

A Day of Action: Activists "Wake-Up" the World on Sexuality and Human Rights

Earlier this month, we wrote about “One Day, One Struggle,” in which hundreds of activists joined forces to take a stand for sexual and reproductive rights in Muslim societies.  Our colleagues in Turkey, Women for Women’s Human Rights- New Ways sent us highlights from the public demonstrations held by over 20 organizations in…

Report Back: Rally Against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill

A small but dedicated crowd of activists, journalists, and clergy from New York and the surrounding area showed up at the Uganda House at 12:30 yesterday afternoon to protest the…

New IWHC Video: The YP Foundation Promotes Youth Activism and Leadership in New Delhi

You may have noticed this already on our YouTube Channel, but we have a brand new video featuring our brand new partners, the YP Foundation. The YP Foundation (TYPF) in New Delhi has for the last 7 years been a youth led and run movement for…

Rights, Not Rescue: Dutch Org Mama Cash Hosts Conversation about Sex Work

On November 10th, international women’s social change fund Mama Cash packed the house at the culture and politics center De Balie in Amsterdam for Rights, Not Rescue. The evening-long event about sex workers rights had an interesting selection of…

Take a Stand: Rally Against Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill Thursday

We’ve gotten wind of some important happenings this Thursday: rallies at the Ugandan Consulate in New York and the Ugandan Embassy in DC to protest the anti-homosexuality law currently under consideration in the Ugandan parliament. LGBQ rights in Uganda face enough threats as it is.“Carnal knowledge against the order of nature” is already criminalized in…

You've seen the news. You're in disbelief. Now Take Action Against the Stupak Amendment

The news that the House of Representatives passed a bill that, if enacted, would fundamentally change how abortion services are covered by insurance plans was met with disbelief by the majority of us.  Despite months of discussion during which many key players said they did not want to restrict abortion access any more than what…

MARIA: Social Justice and Abortion Access in Mexico

Eugenia Lopez, the Executive Coordinator from the organization Balance, in Mexico, is touring the US and visiting with women’s health advocates and stopped by to visit with us. IWHC first met Eugenia when she worked with our partner DECIDIR, a network of young Mexican activists committed to…