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.

When Girls Respond: The Conundrum of Collecting Data from Adolescent Girls

For those of us in the field of comprehensive sexuality education (CSE), there are universal challenges. Not least of these challenges is collecting data to determine the effectiveness of our programs through an evaluation.

Learning from Challenges in Measuring Our Work

Guest blogger Neha Mankani of Aahung in Pakistan explores both the difficulties in evaluating the impact of comprehensive sexuality education programs and some unique and creative strategies.

International Women’s Health Coalition Calls on Egypt to Release Investigative Journalist and Human Rights Defender

  • November 9, 2015

One of Egypt’s most well-known and respected investigative journalists and human rights defenders, Hossam Bahgat, was detained by the Egyptian military on November 8 and remains in custody.

Turkish Women’s Rights Activist Pınar İlkkaracan Wins Prestigious Joan B. Dunlop Award

  • November 4, 2015

IWHC presented the third annual Joan B. Dunlop Award to Pınar İlkkaracan for her exceptional record of work in Turkey and globally to promote the human rights of women and girls.

Challenging Abortion Stigma in the Philippines

  • May 1, 2015

Sarah Jane Biton is a 26-year-old activist from the Philippines. As a Youth Champion for the Asia Safe Abortion Partnership, she is fighting for women’s sexual and reproductive rights in her country and beyond. She has also worked with the Family Planning Organization of the Philippines and the Student Christian Movement and is…

Feminist and Proud: Building a Movement in Sri Lanka and Beyond

  • May 1, 2015

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 advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights and gender equality. In addition to her…

Creating Safe Spaces for Women and Trans People in Lebanon

  • May 1, 2015

Rola is a 29-year-old Lebanese feminist activist who created theAProject, an initiative to address sexuality and gender in Lebanon from a sex-positive and feminist perspective. She is an Asia Safe Abortion Partnership Youth Champion, a nurse, and a researcher who has published a number of peer-reviewed papers on youth sexuality. In this Q&A…

Young Activists on the Rise in China

  • May 1, 2015

Yu Yang is an Asia Safe Abortion Partnership (ASAP) Youth Champion in China. A member of the Chinese Youth Network, Yu Yang has worked as a peer educator and is very dedicated to the promotion of sexual and reproductive health and rights for young people in China and across Asia. Yu Yang, who…

Fighting Gender Inequality in India: A Young Feminist’s Awakening

  • May 1, 2015

Pritam Potdar is an Asia Safe Abortion Partnership Youth Champion from India. As a regional coordinator for the nongovernmental organization SAMYAK located in the state of Maharashtra in western India, Pritam has coordinated several projects to promote gender equality among men and boys, and improve community-based sexual and reproductive health interventions for adolescent…