We work to expand the availability and quality of safe abortion services as part of comprehensive reproductive health policies and programs. We understand that restrictive abortion laws do not reduce the number of abortions; instead they force the procedure underground and into the hands of unqualified practitioners.

 

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Doctors in Peru Become Strong Champions of Safe and Legal Abortion

Abortion to save the life or health of a woman has been legal in Peru since 1924, but the majority of Peruvian women are unable to access it. A growing group of public sector doctors, lawyers, midwives, and psychiatrists in Peru is working to change this.

I’m Fighting For Feminist Progress Without Apology

As we look to the future, the women’s movement needs to capitalize on the platform provided by conferences like Women Deliver and focus its attention on discussions of gender and power.

How U.S. Policy Continues to Threaten Women’s Reproductive Rights Globally

U.S. laws and funding restrictions on abortion are incredibly damaging and harm women around the world in three fundamental ways.

Women Twice Betrayed

The case of “Belén” in Argentina demonstrates how how public institutions regularly fail women in Argentina.

IWHC Applauds New Global Strategy to Improve the Lives of Girls

  • March 15, 2016

Today the State Department released the U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls, the first of its kind to focus on girls worldwide and the myriad challenges they face.

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