What the Post-2015 High Level Panel Report Means for Women and Girls

The much-anticipated report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda was released yesterday afternoon. In our first read, the report gets some things right, does not go far enough in some areas, and gets a few things wrong.

Shaping the World We Want in 2015 and Beyond

The High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda held its final meeting this week in New York before its much-anticipated report will be presented to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.  In a final effort to influence the panel’s recommendations, IWHC worked with partners on two statements outlining what we believe…

Giving Girls a Chance at a Real Future with Real Choices

Every day, approximately 39,000 girls under the age of 18 get married. Often committed under the guise of religious or cultural traditions, girls who are married as children are more likely to be forced into sex, drop out of school, experience…

A Move to Roll Back Reproductive Rights in Uruguay

Only a few months after Uruguayan President José Mujica signed into law legislation that will save women’s lives by allowing some abortions in the first trimester, foes of the new law have taken the first steps to repeal it. On Friday, April 26, 2013, the Electoral Court validated 52,343 signatures submitted by the National Commission…

UN Commission Closes With Strong Protection for Migrant Women

Late Friday night, the 46th Session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development wrapped up here in New York, and we’re happy to report the final resolution recognizes the critical need for migration policies that protect human rights and meet the…