United States Once Again Embraces Sexual Rights−with a Catch

This fall, the Obama Administration made a decision that seems to be a step forward for sexual rights. But is it?

Human Rights Commission Reasserts Rights of LGBT Africans

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights recently reaffirmed the human rights of all Africans, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and explicitly condemned acts of discrimination and violence against LGBT individuals.

A Feminist Vision for Sustainable Development

More than 60 feminists from 31 countries and 47 organizations gathered in upstate New York over three days to define a global feminist agenda for the next two years. The result is a bold call to action to world leaders.

Partner: Centro de Promocion y Defensa de los Derechos Sexuales y Reproductivos (PROMSEX)

  • November 12, 2013

Founded in 2005, PROMSEX is a leading player in the field of sexual and reproductive rights and health in Peru and Latin America. The organization aims to ensure access to safe and legal abortion, promote sexual and reproductive health and rights, ensure access to modern family planning methods, and prevent violence based on gender or sexual orientation.

Montevideo Consensus Offers a Bold and Progressive Vision for Women and Youth

Signed by 38 countries, the Montevideo Consensus is the most forward-looking document on sexual and reproductive health and rights ever agreed to at any diplomatic negotiation.

Why Is Brazil Moving Backwards on HIV?

For many years, Brazil has widely been lauded for taking bold stands in support of the sexual rights and health of women and young people, especially when it comes to HIV and AIDS. But it now appears that this proud legacy of recognizing human rights for all is at risk.

The Journey of 1,000 Miles Starts with the First Step

The last couple of days of the ICPD Global Youth Forum in Bali, Indonesia, have seen a flurry of around-the-clock activity by nearly 1,000 young people, adult allies, NGO representatives, academics, government officials, and other stakeholders from around the world. Their hard work is already paying off. Yesterday,…

Longing, Belonging, & Identity: Young Gay Men in Bangladesh

  • August 15, 2011

19-year-old Kabir is now counting the days to be rescued from a rehabilitation center in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The person fighting the legal battle is no one from his family, but a lawyer who took up the case seeing the inhumane ‘conversion’ process Kabir has been going through. In fact, it was his family that…

Historic Decision at the United Nations: Human Rights Council Passes First-Ever Resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

IWHC lauds the recent decision by the United Nations Human Rights Council to pass a resolution on human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity. We are re-posting the press release below in solidarity with the human rights groups that drafted it, which are named at the end of the document.

National Day of Transgender Visibility in Brazil

Tomorrow in Brazil, groups that advocate for the rights of transgender women and men will gather for 41 actions in 22 states during the National Day of Transgender Visibility. I’m glad to see rights groups in Brazil drawing attention to this issue, especially since Brazil has the…