How U.S. Policy Continues to Threaten Women’s Reproductive Rights Globally

U.S. laws and funding restrictions on abortion are incredibly damaging and harm women around the world in three fundamental ways.

A Big Win for Girls Worldwide

The State Department's new strategy looks at the myriad needs girls have: from going to school, staying safe, developing life skills and self-esteem, and choosing if, when, and to whom they will marry.

IWHC Applauds New Global Strategy to Improve the Lives of Girls

  • March 15, 2016

Today the State Department released the U.S. Global Strategy to Empower Adolescent Girls, the first of its kind to focus on girls worldwide and the myriad challenges they face.

Girl Summit DC Highlights Solutions to End Child Marriage Globally

Nearly 200 advocates, experts, and US government officials gathered at Girl Summit DC to discuss emerging research and effective strategies for ending child marriage.

2030 Agenda: What Does it Mean for the U.S.?

The U.S. has committed to achieve the 2030 Agenda domestically, but it also has an important role to play as a global leader in ensuring that this ambitious agenda stays true to its commitment to women and girls worldwide.

U.S. House Urges Obama to Reinterpret Strict Abortion Rule

The letter emphasized that the overly restrictive interpretation of the Helms amendment remains a barrier between women and critical, often-lifesaving health care.

Obama’s Trip to Africa Marks a Turning Point for Adolescent Girls

President Obama's trip to Africa marked a turning point for his administration's work to improve the lives of adolescent girls.

Enlisting the Whole Government to Benefit the Whole Girl: Ending Child, Early and Forced Marriage

  • July 30, 2015

An estimated 15 million girls around the world are married every year before they turn 18, often with no choice about when or whom they marry. Child marriage is practiced across all religions, ethnicities and continents. Girls who are married as children are robbed of their youth, their education, their health, and their futures. This…

Republicans Take Aim at Abortion Rights

Next week, the House of Representatives will hold one of its first major votes of the year to launch a direct attack on the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling

What the “Cromnibus” Means for Women’s Health

Despite its significant flaws in some areas, the passage of the Cromnibus puts reproductive health in a fairly strong position going forward.