As Europe Grapples with Refugee Crisis, Women’s Human Rights Cannot Be Neglected

As the continent struggles to address the unprecedented Syrian refugee crisis, it must ensure that women's human rights are at the core of its efforts.

Young Women from Lebanon and Poland Inspire with their Determined Activism

  • April 5, 2016

Rola Yasmine, Co-Founder of the A Project in Lebanon, shares her experiences with IWHC supporters and Leadership Council members at a luncheon on March 16th moderated by IWHC's president, Françoise Girard.

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.

Where’s the Money? Women’s Groups Face Dwindling Support

To really advance the well-being and rights of women and girls, funding local women's groups should be a global priority.

Why the Next U.N. Secretary-General Must Be a Woman and a Feminist

In the early days of the United Nations, feminists recognized the UN as a venue where they could advance women’s rights. It's now time for a woman to take the helm.

Our Top Wins in 2015

2015 was a momentous year for women—a year of impressive achievements but also extreme hardship. Here are our highlights for 2015.

Dinah Musindarwezo of FEMNET on the 2030 Agenda

  • January 7, 2016

Dinah Musindarwezo of FEMNET about the critical role the women's movement played in the formation of the Sustainable Development Goals, also known as the 2030 Agenda.

Empowering Girls Is Key to Sustainable Development

A recent panel at the Wilson Center discussed how achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda rests largely upon how successful the world is in advancing the rights of adolescent girls.

Putting Adolescent Girls at the Center of HIV Prevention Efforts

This week, as the international community marked World AIDS Day, the United States announced additional resources for a new initiative aimed at preventing infection among adolescent girls.

Girl Summit DC Highlights Solutions to End Child Marriage Globally

Nearly 200 advocates, experts, and US government officials gathered at Girl Summit DC to discuss emerging research and effective strategies for ending child marriage.