Interview with Pinar Ilkkaracan

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Pinar Ilkkaracan is a founder of our partners International Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) andWomen for Women’s Human Rights (WWHR) – New Ways in Turkey. Trisha of the Where Is Your Line? campaign has done a great interview with Pinar for their new series, Badass-Activist Friday. Check out an excerpt […]

Akimbo is 2 Years Old Today!

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We’re very excited to be celebrating the second birthday of our blog Akimbo today! We’re so grateful for all the IWHC staff, partners, and colleagues that have contributed to the blog over the past two years – and we’re grateful, too, for our many readers. We’ve been reflecting lately about ways to improve Akimbo as […]

What Do International Agreements Do?

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The 55th annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women ran all last week and through the end of this week  in New York. At IWHC, we participate in a variety of UN meetings throughout the year. This week, our staff is spending two days in an Advocacy in Practice training to learn more […]

Improving the Impact of Foreign Assistance of the Health and Rights of Women and Girls

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Reforming foreign assistance to make aid more effective without being more costly is a key way that the United States can make its foreign policy better.  IWHC stands firm in the belief that smart and effective investment of U.S. resources is essential to alleviating poverty, promoting security and building more stable nations – central tenets of […]

National Day of Transgender Visibility in Brazil

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Tomorrow in Brazil, groups that advocate for the rights of transgender women and men will gather for 41 actions in 22 states during the National Day of Transgender Visibility. I’m glad to see rights groups in Brazil drawing attention to this issue, especially since Brazil has the highest recorded murder rate for trans people in the world. […]

Ugandan Gay Activist Beaten to Death in His Home

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Since 2009, the issue of gay rights in Uganda has been in the spotlight, with the international human rights community standing in solidarity with gays and lesbians in Uganda who face legal discrimination and a proposed death sentence for homosexuality. Last fall, the Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone published photos and names of gay activists on the […]