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Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Reviewing the Evidence, Progress, and Gaps

Securing the health and rights of the 1.8 billion young people alive today is essential to securing the health and rights of our future leaders.

On December 10, 2014, IWHC co-hosted a panel discussion and lunch with the United Nations Population Fund, World Health Organization, and Population Council to launch a special supplement to the Journal of Adolescent Health that presents evidence on key issues impacting the sexual and reproductive health and rights of the world’s youth.

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Why Ending Child Marriage Should Be a U.S. Foreign Policy Priority

On December 9, 2013, the IWHC Leadership Council Committee will host Rachel Vogelstein, Director of Women and Girls Programs at the Clinton Foundation and author of a Council on Foreign Relations report on child marriage.

Ms. Vogelstein will discuss how child marriage threatens the security and stability of countries that continue to practice it, and why ending early and forced marriage should be a priority for U.S. foreign policy.

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Young Advocates Network

The Young Advocates Network is a group of young people between the ages of 18-35 who come together to network, share ideas, access experts in the field, and take action to ensure a just and healthy life for women and girls worldwide.

Members of the Young Advocates Network are invited to several free events throughout the year, including networking events, discussions and film screenings. It's free to join!

 

Violence Against Women: A Global Health Problem of Epidemic Proportions

You need only read the front page of the newspaper or any major news site to know that violence against women continues to be a problem of epic proportions around the world. Dr. Claudia García-Moreno, Lead Specialist, Gender, Reproductive Rights, Sexual Health and Adolescence at the World Health Organization, spoke with IWHC President Françoise Girard about her research into violence against women at IWHC’s quarterly Leadership Council luncheon on December 3, 2014.

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IWHC's 30th Anniversary Celebration

On September 9, 2014, IWHC celebrated its 30th Anniversary. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joined IWHC President Françoise Girard and Aryeh Neier, President Emeritus of the Open Society Foundations, for a discussion about progress and setbacks for women’s rights in the United States.

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2014 IWHC Annual Gala

On June 9, 2014, more than 250 friends and supporters gathered in New York to celebrate the International Women’s Health Coalition’s 30th anniversary at a gala. At the event gala dinner, IWHC honored United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for his tireless work to advance the rights of women and girls around the world.

IWHC also presented the second annual Joan B. Dunlop Award to Ninuk Widyantoro, co-founder of the YKP Women’s Health Foundation and an outstanding women’s health and rights activist based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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