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.
The Vice President of Development and Communications is responsible for raising the profile and increasing the influence of IWHC and its work.More Info
The Program Assistant provides administrative and programmatic assistance to the Advocacy and Policy Program.More Info
The Director of Communications supports and enhances IWHC’s advocacy and development through high quality Communications content, platforms and tools; ensures high visibility, integrity, innovation and effectiveness in the public representation of IWHC, its work and messages; supports IWHC’s President as a spokesperson on international women’s health and rights; and provides strategic Communications advice and support to IWHC’s Development and Program teams.More Info
The Program Officer, International Policy works as part of the Advocacy and Policy Program team to influence global health policies and programs to prioritize sexual and reproductive rights and health and women’s rights, with a focus on UN processes and UN agencies.More Info
IWHC President Françoise Girard meets with then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Shannon Kowalski, Director of Advocacy and Policy (left), at the 2014 Feminist Strategy Meeting.
IWHC Program Associate Shena Cavallo (second from left) with (from left to right) Rosângela Aparecida Talib, Regina Soares Jurkewicz, Maria José "Zeca" Rosado Nunes, and Yury Puello Orozco of Catholics for the Right to Decide - Brazil.
IWHC President Françoise Girard with Dr. John Nyamu, Executive Director of Reproductive Health Services in Nairobi, Kenya.
IWHC staff at our 2015 annual dinner in New York City.
IWHC Senior Program Officer Jessie Clyde (right) with Catalina Hidalgo (left) and Astrid Mendocilla of Instituto de Educación y Salud in Peru.
Nina Besser, Program Officer for U.S. Foreign Policy, leads a group discussion during the 2014 Commission on the Status of Women Advocacy in Practice workshop.
Saida Ali (left) and IWHC President Françoise Girard (center) with Gita Sen of DAWN at a panel discussion during the 2014 Commission on the Status of Women.
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.