The spread of the Zika virus is forcing government officials to re-examine reproductive health laws, which are punitive to women.
2015 was a momentous year for women—a year of impressive achievements but also extreme hardship. Here are our highlights for 2015.
Girls living in southwestern Kenya, in the region formerly known as Nyanza province, face daunting odds when it comes to their sexual and reproductive health. The region has the worst statistics in the country with respect to teen pregnancies, sexually …
Meet Monica Oguttu, a strong advocate and leader who is making significant advances for girls’ and women’s health and rights in Kenya.
Breaking the silence on sexual violence and abortion is a critical first step to advancing reproductive rights in Peru.
A bill pending before Brazil’s Congress could make it more difficult for rape victims to receive an abortion.
Why does abortion stigma matter? Because it is a barrier to abortion both in countries where abortion is legally accessible and countries where it is legally restricted. Both those accessing abortion services as well as abortion providers may experience stigma.
In 2012, Uruguay passed a landmark law permitting abortion. Women’s activists–including IWHC partner Mujer y Salud en Uruguay–have been fighting to improve the law and fending off threats to it ever since.
Women’s health and rights advocates will have to collaborate with the public sector to ensure the goals to ensure universal sexual and reproductive health care are achieved.
Por Françoise Girard “Estamos mais ou menos acostumadas com esse novo modelo, onde não há financiamento”, disse Sueli Carneiro, do grupo feminista negro Geledés, quando encontrei com ela e com suas colegas em São Paulo há algumas semanas. “Os grupos es …