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

Written By: Akimbo
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 a major international agreement on health and human rights, stating a renewed U.S. commitment to making access to reproductive health care a “basic right.” And in Congress, Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) introduced the Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act to ensure a more comprehensive U.S. approach to addressing the range of the sexual and reproductive health needs of individuals.

What’s next: In close collaboration with 50 colleague organizations, IWHC continues to work with U.S. Administration officials to ensure that foreign assistance best meets the needs of women and girls. Keep up-to-date on the latest news from Washington by following IWHC’s web feature Capital Critiques and sign up for action alerts at actionalerts.iwhc.org. 

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