Youth advocate Manre Chirtau is optimistic about the future for women and girls in Nigeria: “There are a lot more girls taking on a feminist identity now.”
In 1999, activists and development professionals in India got together to discuss what they saw as a glaring gap: the lack of prominent feminist voices. They decided they had to do something about it and began planning an organization that would foster …
As Nigeria gets ready for a momentous election, media and political campaigns have failed to capture the reality of many women and girls.
Never before have issues like girls’ education and empowerment gotten so much attention. Yet, this hasn’t necessarily translated into an increase in funding for many of the groups doing this critical work.
Every January, we like to take stock of the gains we’ve made to safeguard the health and rights of women and girls around the world. Last year was a difficult. But we also saw reasons for optimism.
Every year, September 28 is observed as a day for activists to take public action in their countries to advocate for access for safe and legal abortion. On September 29, 2014, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, approximately 3,000 women, men, and children mar …
In 2014, the International Women’s Health Coalition celebrates its 30th anniversary. Watch this video to learn more about the work IWHC does to support visionary leaders and advance the health and rights of women and girls around the world.
At the International Women’s Health Coalition’s 30th Anniversary, CNN’s Erin Burnett moderated a discussion on progress for women and girls in Africa and Asia with Fadekemi Akinfaderin (Education as a Vaccine, Nigeria), Sheena Hadi (Aahung, Pakistan) and Yvette Kathurima (FEMNET, Kenya).
Nearly 300 women and men attended IWHC’s 30th anniversary celebration, which featured panel discussions with Justice Ginsburg and three dynamic young activists from Pakistan, Kenya, and Nigeria.
Today, IWHC is joining world leaders and NGO partners at the Girl Summit to commit to do all we can to end child marriage and female genital mutilation.