Measuring the Effects of Comprehensive Sexuality Education: GPI’s Experience

“As a young girl, it wasn’t okay for you to talk about sexuality issues, to even talk about personal hygiene and menstrual health openly,” said Emilia Eyo. “The GPI program over the years has been able to demystify these things.” Emilia participated in the Girls’…

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.

Young Women from Lebanon and Poland Inspire with their Determined Activism

  • April 5, 2016

Rola Yasmine, Co-Founder of the A Project in Lebanon, shares her experiences with IWHC supporters and Leadership Council members at a luncheon on March 16th moderated by IWHC's president, Françoise Girard.

Can Sexuality Education Achieve Outcomes Beyond Improved Health? Evidence, Ideas, and a Research Role for NGOs‬

What more can comprehensive sexuality education accomplish beyond preventing pregnancy and STIs? Researcher Debbie Rogow explains.

Our Top Wins in 2015

2015 was a momentous year for women—a year of impressive achievements but also extreme hardship. Here are our highlights for 2015.

Helping Young Women and Girls Thrive in Kenya’s Kisumu County

  • January 7, 2016

Southwestern Kenya has the worst statistics in the country with respect to teen pregnancies and STIs amongst girls, and high rates of maternal mortality, and unsafe abortions. Monica Oguttu talks about what her organization, KMET, is doing to help adolescent girls and young women be healthy and thrive.

Meet Our Partner: ALVF-Cameroon

  • January 6, 2016

Based in the Extreme North region of Cameroon, ALVF works to end all forms of gender-based violence, including child marriage.

In this video, ALVF founder Sike Bille speaks with IWHC President Françoise Girard about how she established ALVF and began her work to end child marriage.

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.

Documenting and Learning from Experiences of Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Report on a Convening

  • December 21, 2015

New evidence demonstrates an important step in the pursuit of transformational change with regards to Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), worldwide. A Population Council study revealed that the inclusion of gender and power in a CSE curriculum are the two most important factors in predicting its success for improving health outcomes. Innovative, feminist-friendly approaches to monitoring and…

In Peru, Women’s Rights Activists Make Slow but Steady Gains

Breaking the silence on sexual violence and abortion is a critical first step to advancing reproductive rights in Peru.