Empowering Girls Is Key to Sustainable Development

A recent panel at the Wilson Center discussed how achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda rests largely upon how successful the world is in advancing the rights of adolescent girls.

Making Space for Women’s Rights in Post-Apartheid South Africa

South African writer and activist Sisonke Msimang spoke about the country's emerging movement for gender equality at a recent IWHC luncheon.

Scaling Up the “Whole Girl” Approach to End Child Marriage

A panel of experts gathered at the UN Tuesday afternoon to discuss the most effective programs to end child marriage.

To Build Better Youth Policies, Listen to Young People

Youth participation in advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights policymaking has flourished over the past 20 years.

Stopping Violence Against Women Before It Starts

Nearly 30 percent of young women experience sexual or intimate partner violence before they are 24. Three kinds of programs hold promise for stopping violence before it starts.

Our Top Wins in 2014

Every January, we like to take stock of the gains we’ve made to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls around the world. Last year was a difficult. But we also saw reasons for optimism.

Journal of Adolescent Health Assesses Progress on Youth Sexual Health and Rights

In a special supplement, experts review the body of evidence on effective programs for adolescent sexual and reproductive health.

Taking Stock of Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

The world’s youth still face many of the same obstacles that prevent them from leading healthy lives that they did 20 years ago.

For Women, the Greatest Threat of Violence Is at Home

Thirty percent of women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual abuse by an intimate partner.

Indonesia Subjects Female Police Recruits to Virginity Tests

The humiliating, traumatizing tests are pointless and don't prove anything.