Life After Zika: Stories from Brazil

  • June 23, 2016

On Thursday, June 2, Friends of IWHC watched Zika, the incredibly moving documentary about five young Brazilian women and the health care professionals struggling to serve them in the middle of the Zika epidemic.

Zika and Reproductive Rights

The Zika virus is a wake-up call for governments everywhere to rebuild and strengthen public health systems, and to guarantee all women and girls access to contraceptives and safe abortions.

A Force for Change in Kenya

Meet Monica Oguttu, a strong advocate and leader who is making significant advances for girls' and women's health and rights in Kenya.

Women’s Rights Must Be a Major Part of Any Climate Deal

Women are the most vulnerable to climate change and their rights must be central to all efforts to curb it.

Will Development Financing Finally Level the Playing Field for Women and Girls?

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.

Young Feminists Inspiring Others in Kenya

  • July 7, 2015

Esther Kimani and Jedidah Maina are effecting change in local communities and fostering a new generation of activists.

CPD48 Joint Statement: Young People and Adolescents Must be Included in the Development Agenda

  • April 15, 2015

Written Statement jointly submitted by the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) and the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) at the 48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development. The International Women’s Health Coalition and the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights welcome the opportunity to emphasize the importance of integrating…

Despite Colorful Language on Rabbits, It’s More of the Same From the Vatican

In a provocative statement, Pope Francis said Catholics should not think they have to breed "like rabbits."

Context Matters in Advancing Adolescent Health

Enhancing access to sexual and reproductive health services for youth is not enough. We must also remove barriers to these services.

Congress Has Changed, But Our Priorities Haven’t

We won’t have a full picture of what yesterday's election means until the new term starts, but we do know it presents a more difficult landscape for sexual and reproductive health and rights.