Statement by the Board and Staff of IWHC on the Passing of Joan B. Dunlop

The staff and Board of the International Women’s Health Coalition mourn the death of their beloved friend and colleague, Joan Dunlop.  Joan passed away peacefully on June 29, 2012 at home in Connecticut, surrounded by friends and family, after a final battle with cancer. “Joan inspired countless numbers of people in her lifelong fight for…

Rio+20 Agreement Fails Women, and the World

Zonibel Woods is the founder of the Women and Climate Change Foundation and a member of RESURJ. This post originally appeared on RH Reality Check. Brazil, a country that in the past has championed women’s human rights, including reproductive rights, at the global level,…

Turkish Women Take to the Streets to Protest Proposed Abortion Ban

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced plans to proceed toward a ban of abortion services in the country. In response, Turkish feminists are rallying to support pro-choice policy.  They have launched a website, Say No Abortion Ban, that is gathering electronic signatures to…

My First 100 Days

Dear Friend of IWHC, In February, I was honored to become the third president in the International Women’s Health Coalition’s 28-year history.  My first 100 days are soon coming up, and I am simply awed by the work of the Coalition and its courageous and visionary partners in Africa, Asia, Latin America…