IWHC’s 2015 Annual Dinner

  • August 10, 2015

IWHC's 2015 Annual Dinner honored the Ford Foundation for its founding support of IWHC and continued commitment to gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and rights.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Keynote Address at IWHC’S 2014 Gala

  • September 17, 2014

During his keynote speech, the Secretary-General said, “I am more convinced than ever that women’s health, especially sexual and reproductive health, is fundamental to their empowerment and gender equality. And when we empower women and foster equality, they can claim their right to health.”

2014 Gala Remarks by Ninuk Widyantoro

  • July 9, 2014

Thank you. This award is very special to me. Joan Dunlop and Adrienne Germaine taught me what I know about feminist activism and women’s rights. Joan was very serious about fighting for women’s health and their rights. But what I remember most is how humorous she was, full of energy, always joking and laughing. I…

Graça Machel and Brian Brink On Women’s Health and Rights

  • November 15, 2013

At our 2009 gala, we honored renowned activist Graça Machel for her leadership in advancing human rights, particularly for women and young people. IWHC Board Chair Brian Brink sat down with Machel to talk about actions that individuals, organizations like IWHC, and governments can take on behalf of girls and women worldwide, particularly during a…

IWHC Awards First Joan B. Dunlop Award to Adenike Esiet of Nigeria

  • April 9, 2013

Nigerian activist and longtime IWHC partner Adenike Esiet is the recipient of the first-ever Joan B. Dunlop Award.

IWHC’s 2013 Annual Gala

  • April 9, 2013

The International Women's Health Coalition held its annual gala at The Pierre in New York City on April 8, 2013. Nearly 300 friends and supporters joined IWHC in honoring Christiane Amanpour for being a "champion for women and girls." IWHC also presented the first Joan B. Dunlop Award in honor of its first president.

2013 Gala Remarks by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

  • April 8, 2013

At the IWHC annual gala on April 8, 2013, United Nations Population Fund Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin presented the first Joan B. Dunlop Award to Adenike Esiet, Executive Director of Action Health Incorporated. The award recognizes Esiet’s outstanding work to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents in Nigeria. The following are Dr. Osotimehin’s…

2013 Gala Remarks by Adenike Esiet

  • April 8, 2013

At its annual gala on April 8, 2013, IWHC presented the first Joan B. Dunlop Award to Adenike Esiet, Executive Director of Action Health Incorporated, based in Lagos, Nigeria. The award recognizes Esiet’s outstanding work to advance the sexual and reproductive health and rights of adolescents in Nigeria. Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the…

2013 Gala Remarks by Françoise Girard

  • April 8, 2013

The International Women’s Health Coalition held its annual gala on April 8, 2013 at The Pierre in New York City. IWHC President Françoise Girard discussed the Coalition’s current work in Congress and at the United Nations, as well as its partnerships with organizations around the world. Girard also introduced UNFPA Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin and the Joan…

2013 Gala Remarks by Marlene Hess

  • April 8, 2013

Nearly 300 friends and supporters joined IWHC for its annual gala held at The Pierre in New York City on April 8, 2013. Marlene Hess, chair-elect of the IWHC board, served as the chair of the 2013 Gala Committee, and delivered the opening and closing remarks. The following are excerpts from her remarks. …