The declaration makes bold new commitments to realize human rights, address the drivers of HIV among women and girls, and give young people the information and services they need to better protect themselves from HIV. But it fails to address discrimination against and criminalization of key populations affected by HIV.
Women and girls remain among the most affected by and most vulnerable to HIV, TB, and malaria.
The commitments to sexual and reproductive health and rights made in the Sustainable Development Goals reflect much of what is needed to ensure that all women and girls can lead full and healthy lives.
With the deadline to achieve an agreement just days away, governments must continue to fight for a strong focus on women and girls.
Today, IWHC is joining world leaders and NGO partners at the Girl Summit to commit to do all we can to end child marriage and female genital mutilation.
The much-anticipated report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda was released yesterday afternoon. In our first read, the report gets some things right, does not go far enough in some areas, and gets a few things wrong.
The High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda held its final meeting this week in New York before its much-anticipated report will be presented to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. In a final effort to influence the panel’s recommendations, IWHC worked with partners on two statements outlining what we believe…
Universal health coverage is important, but it alone is not enough to guarantee access to health services and improve health. We need specific goals that address the diversity of barriers to care faced by women and adolescents.
In this two-part blog series by IWHC's Shannon Kowalski, she discusses how the proposal for "universal health coverage" in the next post-2015 development agenda falls short when it comes to women and adolescents.