A Victory for Young People at the United Nations

  • April 30, 2012

From April 23 to April 27, 2012, the 45th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) met at the United Nations in New York City. The CPD is an annual week-long meeting at the UN where advocates and members states gather to…

Ensuring that Young People Matter at CPD

  • April 30, 2012

From April 23 to April 27, 2012, the 45th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) met at the United Nations in New York City. The CPD is an annual week-long meeting at the UN where advocates and…

Our Rights, Our Lives: Women’s Call to Action Toward Cairo+20

  • December 21, 2011

This rallying call was developed by an inter‐generational group of over 30 feminist activists convened by Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice (RESURJ), International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC), and Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN). To support these demands please send your name, organization and country to [email protected] As the world reviews progress on  implementation of…

Bringing Youth to the Table: Interview with Evre Kaynak

  • August 12, 2011

Evre Kaynak, from Turkey, holds a B.A. in Economics from Istanbul University, and a double M.A. in Development Economics and Human Rights Law from Marmara University and Bilgi University. Since 2005, she has been the National Program Coordinator at …

Growing Up Female in Cameroon: Interview with Dadine Dsandjon

“Young people need to be educated about their sexual rights. In Cameroun, the rights of young women are violated all the time. Many women don’t know that they have the right to decide with whom and when to have sexual relations.” Dadine Dsandjon is the Assistant Executive Secretary of…

A Tribute to Women's Leadership

What you’re doing at IWHC is creating a climate in which it is not tolerable to accept gender inequality as a matter of course. You make our lives better. You make us more effective. –Dr. Paul Farmer, Founder, Partners in Health Today marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. Here at IWHC, we pay…

IWHC President Adrienne Germain Included in Women Deliver 100

The International Women’s Health Coalition’s (IWHC) President Adrienne Germain was today named among the Women Deliver 100, the global advocacy organization’s list of the hundred most inspiring people who have improved the lives of women and girls. The honor recognizes Germain’s 40 year commitment to the…

Three Action Steps to Counteract the GOP Attack on Women's Health

  • February 23, 2011

Yesterday, we detailed the programs and organizations that stand to be negatively affected by the latest GOP Assault on women’s health. As Ellen Marshall wrote yesterday, despite the efforts of you and thousands of others, the GOP majority in Congress finalized action early…

Take Action TODAY Against the GOP Assault on Women's Health

  • February 16, 2011

The GOP majority in Congress has launched an assault on women’s health and rights. Their latest budget proposal would make unprecedented funding cuts to some of the most important women’s health programs and services. IWHC is deeply concerned about the potential negative effects on women’s health programming both here in the U.S. and abroad. Included among…

Sex, Culture, and Human Rights: An African Leader Breaks the Silence

  • February 9, 2011

A year ago, gender activist and IWHC Board member Josina Machel this brilliant speech a at the 4th Africa Conference on Sexual Health and Rights in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Today’s youth is the largest generation of youth ever: 1.2 billion people worldwide are between the ages of 10 to 19. And another 1.2 billion are…