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Maternal Health: The Solution is Comprehensive Care

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As part of their new Dying for Life feature, the Pulitzer Gateway (a project of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting) interviewed our policy consultant, Jen Redner, about maternal health. In just over three minutes, Jen digs into the inequities that are the basis of the issue of early and forced marriage, which is prevalent […]

Update: Take Action Against Racism and Sexism in Peru

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Recently, we blogged on the Campaign Against Racism and Sexism that our partner LUNDU has initiated in Peru and on the threats of violence LUNDU received after protesting the racist TV characters “El Negro Mama” and “La Paisana Jacinta.”  You can read more about this situation here from MADRE and here on Akimbo. Today, IWHC, […]

IWHC Partner LUNDU Receives Threats of Violence After Protesting Racist TV Show

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A few months ago, we spoke about the Public Awareness Campaign Against Racism and Sexism that our partner Lundu has been carrying out in Peru. This campaign challenged the racism ingrained in Peruvian society, where African descendents are a highly discriminated against minority, marginalized on many grounds, including poverty, lack of access to education and […]

Iranian Women’s Rights in the International Spotlight

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It’s been almost a year since the women and men of Iran made headlines by protesting in the streets of Tehran following the much-disputed presidential election. Unfortunately, the death of 26-year-old Neda Agha-Soltan was just the beginning. Last week, Lori wrote about the controversy stemming from Iran joining the United Nations Commission on the Status […]

Announcing Two Upcoming Opportunities for Advocates in the U.S. and Beyond

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I’m pleased to remind you of two upcoming opportunities for those interested in the field of sexual and reproductive rights and health: Last week, we informed you of an upcoming advocacy training hosted by The International Women’s Health Coalition, in collaboration with the Sierra Club. Environmentalists and reproductive health advocates will gather to learn about […]

Is An HIV Vaccine Within Reach?

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Countless HIV prevention methods are being researched around the world, but most of them fall under four categories: male circumcision, microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis, or vaccines. Today, May 18th, is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, but how close are we truly to an effective shot? Vaccine research and testing is a very slow, complicated process that requires […]

Spring into Action – Throw an IWHC House Party!

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The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, and winter jackets are finally packed away. Celebrate the season–and every woman’s right to a just and healthy life–by hosting an International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) party at home or on campus. Although IWHC is headquartered in New York, we have colleagues and supporters all around the world. […]

Latest Addition to the UN Women Commission Draws Anger from Advocates

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Recently, Iran secured a seat on the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the principal political global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to monitoring government’s progress on gender equality and the advancement of women’s rights. Women’s health advocates have expressed outrage and opposition to this recent development, many of them citing the nation as undeserving […]