Outrage Erupts in Argentina Over Brutal Murders of Women

Activists in Latin America are mobilizing and demanding action from policymakers to address gender-based violence after a recent rash of femicides.

Youth Make Their Voices Heard at UN Women’s Rights Conference

This March, youth advocates from around the world sent a message to their leaders: we will hold you accountable on gender equality.

IWHC Supporters Surrounded by Art, Inspired by Activism

  • April 9, 2015

On March 11, 2015, more than 70 IWHC supporters and partners gathered to hear three women speak about their activism in Zimbabwe, Pakistan, and Egypt.

Montevideo +1: Supporting Youth Advocacy in Guatemala

When it comes to family planning and access to reproductive health services, Guatemala lags behind its regional neighbors.

Montevideo +1: Communicating Youth Priorities in Peru

Tania Pariona of REOJIP is helping indigenous youth activists effectively communicate and advocate for the priorities and recommendations agreed to by the Peruvian government in the Montevideo Consensus.

Montevideo +1: Reengaging Activists with the Government in Paraguay

Mirta “Michi” Moragas of Las Ramonas is encouraging progressive activists to reengage with the Paraguayan government after a political coup in 2012 installed a conservative administration.

Montevideo +1: Activists’ Progress One Year After the Landmark Meeting

One year ago this week, 33 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean came together for the first intergovernmental conference on population and development in the region. Convened in Montevideo, Uruguay, by the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the conference gathered government delegates and advocates to assess progress and challenges…

Advocacy Training Empowers Young Activists to Influence the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Eighteen activists from India, Armenia, Hong Kong, Kenya, Liberia, Lebanon, Nigeria, Mexico, Philippines, Tunisia, Uganda, the UK, France, and Poland, gathered for a two-day Advocacy in Practice workshop in the lead-up to the 58th Commission on the Status of Women at the UN.

Photos: Advocacy Training Empowers Young Activists to Influence the UN Commission on the Status of Women

  • April 18, 2014

Just before the 58th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 58), 18 young activists from across the world gathered at IWHC for a two-day Advocacy in Practice (AiP) training: an intense, multiday event that supports participants to develop the leadership skills needed to effectively advocate for sexual and reproductive…

Advocacy in Practice: How Young People Are Shaping Global Policy

  • December 2, 2013

Our Young Advocates Network got a behind-the-scenes look at IWHC's Advocacy in Practice workshops, where we train young people to lobby at the UN and in government negotiations.