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Peruvian Congress Signs Onto LUNDU's Campaign Against Racism

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This summer, we blogged about our Peruvian partner LUNDÚ, who have been working on a campaign to protest racist portrayals on a Peruvian television network. Their activism has included a public demonstration and a petition with over 5000 signatures, demanding that the characters “Negro Mama” and “Paisana Jacinta” be removed and the network publicly apologize […]

Condoms and HIV Prevention

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This week, comments by Pope Benedict XVI and the Vatican have captured the world’s attention and brought a much-needed spotlight to condom use and HIV prevention. In comments released Saturday, Pope Benedict seemed to indicate that the use of condoms may be morally acceptable in some cases to prevent the spread of AIDS. “There could […]

The International Women's Health Coalition Lauds The Appointment of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin as Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2010 CONTACT: Kelly Castagnaro, 212.801.1266/646.707.1004 (cell), kcastagnaro@iwhc.org Lori Adelman, 212.979.8500, ladelman@iwhc.org The International Women’s Health Coalition Lauds The Appointment Of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin As Executive Director Of The United Nations Population Fund A respected member of the medical profession, Dr. Osotimehin is expected to provide exceptional leadership in upholding human […]

Johnny and Jaqui's Story

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IWHC partner PROMSEX released a story today about a tragic—and preventable—maternal death due to unsafe abortion complications. An excerpt can be found below in both English and Spanish. His name is Johnny, and he is someone who confirms for me that gender equality is possible and that love exists. A year ago Johnny lost the […]

New Report Details Rights Violations of LGBT Community in Cameroun

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“Lesbian, gays, and bisexuals in Cameroon are considered lower than dogs…They face great injustice because of homophobia.” – Sébastien Mandeng, vice-president of the Association for the Defense of Homosexuality (ADEFHO), an IWHC partner On Thursday, The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) issued a new report “Cameroon: Same-Sex Relations Bring Attacks, Arrests” in […]

MDG Film Fest: Global Partnership – Babel

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Millennium Development Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development MDG 8 has at its core a spirit of global unity and shared responsibility to ensure a high quality of life for each of the world’s citizens. It aims to increase aid to developing countries while easing their debt burdens, improving health care systems, and […]

MDG Film Fest: Universal Education – Precious

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Millennium Development Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education In general, progress against the second MDG,which seeks to ensure that all children will be able to access and complete a full course of primary schooling, has been promising; more than half of the countries analyzed had enrolment ratios of 90%, and only 10 countries had an […]