In 2000, the United Nations established eight international development goals, called the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs were a diverse set of objectives—from eradicating extreme poverty to improving maternal health—that the U.N. wanted to reach by 2015. As this deadline approaches, the international community is looking ahead to define what’s come to be known as the Post-2015 Development Agenda, or “post-2015.”
IWHC and our partners are working with government leaders and U.N. agencies to ensure that women and girls have a principal spot in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
A panel of experts gathered at the UN Tuesday afternoon to discuss the most effective programs to end child marriage.
Women’s rights groups respond to the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Political Declaration on 20th Anniversary of Beijing Platform for Action.
In a provocative statement, Pope Francis said Catholics should not think they have to breed “like rabbits.”
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.
The resolution’s adoption highlights the urgency for explicitly addressing child marriage in our next development framework.
The 20th anniversary of the Beijing World Conference on Women provides an opportunity for governments to take a close look at the status of women in their countries.
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.
The proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent significant progress, addressing critical areas for action that, if implemented, will transform the lives of women and girls globally.
On the occasion of the third International Day of the Girl, a coalition of civil society organizations call on UN Member States to prioritize the health and rights of adolescent girls in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
In this statement, a coalition of civil society organizations call on the 69th UN General Assembly to prioritize the health and rights of adolescent girls in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.