IWHC's Top Ten Wins

This week we’ve been posting our annual Top Ten Wins list – read and download the whole thing here. Here’s the short version of the list: Woman-Initiated Prevention Methods Offer New Hope Against HIV European Court Of Human Rights Rejects Irish Ban On Abortion United Nations creates New Body On Women’s Empowerment and Gender…

Top Ten Wins #1: Woman-Initated Prevention Methods Offer New Hope Against HIV

  • December 23, 2010

Every year we do a list of Top Ten Wins for women’s health and rights. Check out all 10 on the blog, or download here. More than 20 years ago, the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) convened 44 women from 20 countries who conceived of a substance, like contraceptive foam or jelly, which could be…

Top Ten Wins 2010 #2: European Court Of Human Rights Rejects Irish Ban On Abortion

  • December 23, 2010

Every year we do a list of Top Ten Wins for women’s health and rights. Check out all 10 on the blog, or download here. In December, the European Court of Human Rights ruled that Ireland’s constitutional ban on abortion violates the rights of pregnant women to receive proper medical care in life-threatening cases. Each…

Top Ten Wins 2010 #3: United Nations Creates New Body On Women’s Empowerment And Gender Equality, Appoints New Director To Head UNFPA

  • December 23, 2010

Every year we do a list of Top Ten Wins for women’s health and rights. Check out all 10 on the blog, or download here. In July, the United Nations consolidated the four existing UN bodies on women (UNIFEM, DAW, INSTRAW and OSAGI) into one new organization—UN Women— and appointed Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet…

Top Ten Wins #4: Empowering Young People During the Year Of Youth

  • December 22, 2010

Every year we do a list of Top Ten Wins for women’s health and rights. Check out all 10 on the blog, or download here. Summer 2010 marked the beginning of the United Nations Year of Youth. Fittingly, IWHC’s courageous partners in Africa, Asia, and…

Top Ten Wins 2010 #5: Activists, Policymakers In U.S. And Nigeria Lead Efforts To Prevent Child Marriage

  • December 22, 2010

Every year we do a list of Top Ten Wins for women’s health and rights. Check out all 10 on the blog, or download here. In the United States, after years of persistent advocacy and media work by IWHC and colleagues, the Senate unanimously passed The International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act…

Top Ten Wins 2010 #6: U.S. Secretary Of State And Congress Stand Up For Girls And Women

  • December 22, 2010

Every year we do a list of Top Ten Wins for women’s health and rights. Check out all 10 on the blog, or download here. The U.S. Administration and Congress showed strong leadership on women’s human rights and health in 2010. In January, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton commemorated the 15th anniversary of…

Top Ten Wins 2010 #7: UN Provides Governments A Woman-Centered Plan To Prevent HIV Infections

  • December 22, 2010

Every year we do a list of Top Ten Wins for women’s health and rights. Check out all 10 on the blog, or download here. Early this year, UNAIDS released guidelines to help governments better prevent new HIV infections among women and girls.  The UNAIDS Agenda for Women and Girls contains possible actions for AIDS…

Top Ten Wins 2010 #8: United Nations Secretary General Releases Global Strategy On Women’s And Children’s Health

  • December 21, 2010

Every year we do a list of Top Ten Wins for women’s health and rights. Check out all 10 on the blog, or download here. For months, IWHC worked with colleagues inside the UN system and several governments to help shape the UN…

Top Ten Wins #9: Maternal Deaths Decline Across the Globe

  • December 21, 2010

Every year we do a list of Top Ten Wins for women’s health and rights. Check out all 10 on the blog, or download here. This September, new data found that the number of women dying due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth has decreased by one third since 1990. The September report, “Trends in…