Women’s Groups Urge UK Not to Roll Back Progress on Development Goals

  • March 19, 2015

Women’s human rights groups at the UN this week have criticized the continued lack of support by the UK government for the proposed sustainable development goals (SDGs) and targets that were created by consensus by UN member states in July 2014, as a basis for the post 2015 agenda.

Partner: RESURJ

  • November 14, 2013

RESURJ is an alliance of women ages 20-40 dedicated to upholding the reproductive health and rights agenda adopted at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and to advancing it by engaging strategically with decision-makers globally and regionally and mobilizing other young women advocates. RESURJ grew out of a meeting convened by IWHC at…

Activists Put Advocacy into Practice in Ethiopia

IWHC, along with partners DAWN and RESURJ, held a two-day Advocacy in Practice (AiP) workshop over the weekend leading up to the African Regional Conference on Population and Development (ARCPD) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The AiP workshop is an intensive training that supports participants to develop the leadership skills needed to effectively advocate for sexual…

African Feminists Ready to Tackle ICPD Conference in Addis

Negotiations are in full swing this week at the African Regional Conference on Population and Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This conference, convened by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), will serve as the regional contribution to the…

Women and Youth Point the Way Forward for Asia and Pacific

As more than 400 government and civil society representatives from 40 countries meet in Bangkok this week for the 6th Asian and Pacific Population Conference, women’s rights and youth activists are calling for strong government commitments to sexual and reproductive health and rights in…

Women’s Major Group Response to UN Secretary General’s Report on MDGs and Post-2015 Framework

  • September 6, 2013

The Women's Major Group response to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's report: "A Life of Dignity for All: Accelerating progress towards the MDG's and advancing the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015.”

Youth Response to UN Secretary General Report on Post-2015

  • September 6, 2013

A coalition of youth health and rights groups issued a joint statement in response to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's report: "A Life of Dignity for All: Accelerating progress towards the MDGs and advancing the United Nations development agenda beyond 2015."

Gender Equality and Women’s and Girls’ Rights in the Post-2015 Framework

  • May 14, 2013

The following joint letter was submitted by women's rights organizations to the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

A Victory for Young People at the United Nations

  • April 30, 2012

From April 23 to April 27, 2012, the 45th session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) met at the United Nations in New York City. The CPD is an annual week-long meeting at the UN where advocates and members states gather to…

RESURJ: Making a Feminist Statement at the United Nations

This week at the Commission on Population and Development at the United Nations, our colleagues in the newly formed feminist alliance RESURJ, which IWHC is funding, have been very active in shaking things up. Last night they got to make the following statement – in video and transcription below.