We are a passionate group of professionals based in New York and Washington, DC, that envisions a world where all women and girls are free to make their own choices about their life and health—free of violence, discrimination, and coercion. We have a diverse staff who bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to our issues. From supporting community-based programs in countries like Cameroon and Uruguay to advocating with government officials at the United Nations, our impact is both immediate and long-lasting.
IWHC President Francoise Girard meets with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
IWHC staff and colleagues attend a Congressional reception.
IWHC President Françoise Girard with Dr. John Nyamu, Executive Director of Reproductive Health Services in Nairobi, Kenya.
IWHC staff and partners discuss strategy for the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
Francoise Girard leads an Advocacy in Practice workshop with young activists in Uruguay.
IWHC Program Officer Frederica Stines (right) talks with KMET Youth Coordinator Janepher Omasaba (center) and KMET graduate Phenny about the organization's work with young women.
IWHC staff at our 30th Anniversary Gala in New York City.
IWHC's Director of International Partnerships, Jennifer Dreher (second from right), meets with (from left to right) Agnes Bahago, Balkisu Sani, and Modianer Yusuf from INCRESE's Hajara Usman Girls Leadership Program.
We are passionate and tenacious professionals who, together with our international Board of visionaries and leaders, work with hundreds of partners worldwide to advance the health and rights of women and girls.
We leverage our work in two very different but critically linked worlds: international policy and local capacity.
We work to make every woman's right to a just and healthy life a global reality.