Impact of the 55th Commission on the Status of Women

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Every year United Nations country delegations, mission representatives, and representatives from non-governmental organizations come to New York for the two-week long Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) meeting at the United Nations. This year’s 55th CSW produced setbacks in already agreed upon language from the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) established in 1995 around […]

Support Comprehensive Sexuality Education, Fend Off Abstinence-Only Programs

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Once again stepping forward to try and fully remove ideology from sexuality education programs, Senator Frank Lautenberg and Representative Barbara Lee have reintroduced their bill, the Repealing Ineffective and Incomplete Abstinence-Only Program Funding Act. The bill would shift government funding for abstinence only programs to the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP). PREP provides information on […]

IWHC at the 2011 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference

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This weekend, I had the pleasure of speaking at the 2011 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference, hosted by the Feminist Majority Foundation at George Washington University. It was wonderful to share the podium with six other amazing global leaders, including Anushay Hossain of the Feminist Majority Foundation, Mimi Melles of Advocates for Youth, Mina Ayob, […]

A Tribute to Women's Leadership

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What you’re doing at IWHC is creating a climate in which it is not tolerable to accept gender inequality as a matter of course. You make our lives better. You make us more effective. –Dr. Paul Farmer, Founder, Partners in Health Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. Here at IWHC, we pay […]

Like-Minded Advocates for Gender Equality

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The following has been cross-posted from WO=MEN in New York, a diary written by youth advocates attending the 55th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). To read more about the CSW, click here. Like-Minded Advocates for Gender Equality At the moment, negotiations about the Agreed Conclusions are continuing and slowly moving towards language […]

Akimbo is 2 Years Old Today!

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We’re very excited to be celebrating the second birthday of our blog Akimbo today! We’re so grateful for all the IWHC staff, partners, and colleagues that have contributed to the blog over the past two years – and we’re grateful, too, for our many readers. We’ve been reflecting lately about ways to improve Akimbo as […]