Can Sexuality Education Achieve Outcomes Beyond Improved Health? Evidence, Ideas, and a Research Role for NGOs‬

What more can comprehensive sexuality education accomplish beyond preventing pregnancy and STIs? Researcher Debbie Rogow explains.

Progress in the Face of Adversity: Activists Discuss Setbacks and Challenges for Women’s Rights

To mark the 30th anniversary of the International Women’s Health Coalition earlier this month, IWHC hosted a panel discussion with three young women activists to assess the progress we’ve made and address the challenges that lie ahead for women’s rights.

At Today’s Girl Summit, We’re Working Together to End Child Marriage in a Generation

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.

Sexual Health and Rights Conference Tackles Harmful Traditional Practices in Africa

The African Conference on Sexual Health and Rights presents an opportunity to propose strategies to shift the culture of silence on sexual and reproductive health and rights.

Partner: Action Health Incorporated (AHI)

  • November 12, 2013

Founded in Lagos in 1989 and supported by IWHC since 1990, Action Health Incorporated (AHI) is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of adolescents in Nigeria. Over the last 24 years, AHI has advanced efforts within private and public sector programs to include comprehensive, gender-sensitive, life skills and rights-based approaches to sexuality education and clinical services for young people.

During this period, AHI has developed model programs that have been adopted and expanded by government and other civil society organizations.

On International Day of the Girl, Hear Girls’ Call to Action

“Some day, they will say this was the moment when the world woke up to my potential…this is the moment when being a girl became my strength, my sanctuary, not my pain.” These are the words of the Girl Declaration, a powerful statement written by adolescent girls who are living in poverty around the…

IWHC Awards First Joan B. Dunlop Award to Adenike Esiet of Nigeria

  • April 9, 2013

Nigerian activist and longtime IWHC partner Adenike Esiet is the recipient of the first-ever Joan B. Dunlop Award.

IWHC’s 2013 Annual Gala

  • April 9, 2013

The International Women's Health Coalition held its annual gala at The Pierre in New York City on April 8, 2013. Nearly 300 friends and supporters joined IWHC in honoring Christiane Amanpour for being a "champion for women and girls." IWHC also presented the first Joan B. Dunlop Award in honor of its first president.

2013 Gala Remarks by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

  • April 8, 2013

At the IWHC annual gala on April 8, 2013, United Nations Population Fund Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin presented the first Joan B. Dunlop Award to Adenike Esiet, Executive Director of Action Health Incorporated. The award recognizes Esiet’s outstanding work to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents in Nigeria. The following are Dr. Osotimehin’s…

2013 Gala Remarks by Adenike Esiet

  • April 8, 2013

At its annual gala on April 8, 2013, IWHC presented the first Joan B. Dunlop Award to Adenike Esiet, Executive Director of Action Health Incorporated, based in Lagos, Nigeria. The award recognizes Esiet’s outstanding work to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents in Nigeria. Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the…