Historic Decision at the United Nations: Human Rights Council Passes First-Ever Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

IWHC lauds the recent decision by the United Nations Human Rights Council to pass a resolution on human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. We are re-posting the press release below in solidarity with the human rights groups that drafted it, which are named at the end of the document.

Speech Given at this Week's High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS

The following speech was delivered by Alessandra Nilo, Coordinator at GESTOS – Brazil, at this week’s UN High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS. In order to prioritize the collection of data, the first step is having governments commit to guarantee all human rights, including the sexual and the reproductive rights of women. Unfortunately we continue…

Collaborating Internationally to End Child Marriage

For the last two days, I have been participating in a strategy planning meeting to explore creating a global alliance to end child marriage. More than 70 participants from approximately 20 countries, from the UK to Cameroon to Bangladesh, have converged on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to share research, programs, and advocacy efforts underway to…

The Impact of International Agreements on Young People

This post is based on remarks delivered at an event held by the Youth Health and Rights Coalition in Washington, DC about the importance of international agreements, particularly for advancing the sexual and reproductive health and rights of  young people globally. Often times I am asked why the United Nations matters, or why global policy agreements…