World Cup Fever: Has it Really Led to an Increase in Trafficking?

World Cup mania has struck worldwide, and along with the stories about team victories and groups of fans gathering cheer on their home teams, are stories about the economic effect the World Cup has on South Africa. Countries host sporting events on the scale of the World Cup and the Olympics for a number of…

Goals for Women's Health: June 29th Matches

Let me just say I’m thankful that the World Cup referees aren’t in charge of our sexual rights and health! (Seriously, could they mess up any more? Oof!) That said, here’s a look at who’s playing today: Paraguay vs. Japan IWHC partner CLADEM and other organizations have…

Goals for Women's Health: June 28th Matches

Bad news: U.S.A, England, Korea Republic and Mexico are all out of the race. Good news: There’s still SO much more World Cup nail-biting to come, and as long as that keeps up, we’ll continue giving you the facts on women’s health around the world! Today’s matches are: Netherlands vs. Slovakia Not only is emergency…

Goals for Women's Health: June 27th Matches

Root for your team and help score a goal for women’s health by telling your friends these facts at half-time! Today’s matches are: Germany vs. England Last year, German courts ruled that sexuality education in schools is mandatory, asserting that knowledge of your body and rights does not go…

Goals for Women's Health: June 26th Matches

Game On! Today’s matches, the first in round two, are sure to be intense—but what we want to know is this: who’s winning when it comes to women’s health and rights? Here’s some info to ponder as you cheer for your team: Uruguay vs. Korea Republic Thanks to the tireless work of IWHC partner organization…

The Big Kick-Off: World Cup and Women's Health

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you probably know the second round of World Cup matches start this Saturday.  With the exception of a few notable injuries, the players are looking healthy—but what…

Women’s Empowerment and A Healthy Planet

What do environmental justice advocates and sexual and reproductive rights and health (SRRH) advocates have in common? A lot, I can say with confidence after facilitating a recent training on population and the environment co-hosted by IWHC and the Sierra Club.

CLADEM, Center for Reproductive Rights Awarded Prestigious Gruber Prize

The Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation today announced that it will award the 2010 Women’s Rights Prize to two organizations that have significantly contributed to advancing sexual and reproductive rights and health. IWHC partner CLADEM (Comité de América Latina y El Caribe para la…

The Reason I Left School: Children of Indian Sex Workers Speak

Last fall, when I took a trip to India, visited with SANGRAM in Sangli district and shot a lot of video, I got to see the beginnings of a video project that was giving people in the community the skills to produce their…

HIV Discrimination in Malaysia

Today, I was horrified to hear reports of one Malaysian state officials comments on people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWA). Several media sources are reporting that when Kelantan state Women and Family Development and Health Committee chairman Wan Ubaidah Omar was asked how to combat mother to child transmission of…