We advocate with governments and the United Nations to advance policies that will promote the health and rights of women and young people, particularly adolescent girls. We are known as a bold and independent force for sexual and reproductive rights. We bring women and young activists into the highest halls of power at the United Nations and in Washington, DC, to make their their voices heard.
We have achieved a great deal, but our core challenge has stayed the same: to change thinking, redirect funding, and motivate action by people and institutions that can secure rights and health for women and girls.
President Obama’s trip to Africa marked a turning point for his administration’s work to improve the lives of adolescent girls.
As governments convene this week to finalize plans for the Sustainable Development Goals, actions by the United States and Canada threaten to derail progress.
An estimated 15 million girls around the world are married every year before they turn 18, often with no choice about when or whom they marry. Child marriage is practiced across all religions, ethnicities and continents. Girls who are married as childr …
Despite much hype, the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa lacked the ambition and strong leadership needed to tackle barriers to women’s economic equality and wellbeing.
Activists in Latin America are mobilizing and demanding action from policymakers to address gender-based violence after a recent rash of femicides.
Next week, governments, NGOs, and business leaders will meet to hammer out funding for the Sustainable Development Goals, the strongest global consensus on recognizing women’s rights and addressing the causes of gender inequality and poverty.
Esther Kimani and Jedidah Maina are effecting change in local communities and fostering a new generation of activists.
In a significant victory for girls around the world, the Human Rights Council adopted its first substantive resolution on ending child, early, and forced marriage.
The Women’s Major Group, representing more than 600 women’s groups from over 100 countries, released this “10 Red Flags” document in advance of the intergovernmental negotiations taking place at the UN from June 22-25, 2015 to negotiate a political dec …
A Q&A with Sarah Ashaya Soysa, Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (ASAP) Youth Champion Sarah Ashaya Soysa is a passionate, young activist from Colombo, Sri Lanka. At 26 years old, she’s already built an impressive career as a bold and progressive advo …