Sisonke Msimang, a columnist for the Daily Maverick and IWHC board member, discussed gender equality, race, and activism for women’s rights in South Africa at the September 30 Leadership Council luncheon.
The song “Nerea” by the boy band Sauti Sol has caused a major firestorm in Kenya because it shames women and stigmatizes abortion. But can something good come out of the dialogue it has provoked?
Esther Kimani and Jedidah Maina are effecting change in local communities and fostering a new generation of activists.
A Nairobi court finally sentenced three men involved in a shocking rape case that had sparked international outrage.
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.
While the law banning child marriage is a major milestone, ending the practice requires action on multiple levels.
Damaris trained generations of passionate advocates for young people’s sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Kenya’s September 28 campaign took up the slogan, “Stand Up, Speak Out,” and activists hope this is only the beginning of sustained action to end abortion stigma.
In RH Reality Check this week, IWHC President Françoise Girard blogged about the case of a Kenya nurse who was handed a death sentence after he was convicted of causing the death of a young woman following complications from a botched abortion in 2009.
At the International Women’s Health Coalition’s 30th Anniversary, CNN’s Erin Burnett moderated a discussion on progress for women and girls in Africa and Asia with Fadekemi Akinfaderin (Education as a Vaccine, Nigeria), Sheena Hadi (Aahung, Pakistan) and Yvette Kathurima (FEMNET, Kenya).