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.
During his keynote speech, the Secretary-General said, “I am more convinced than ever that women’s health, especially sexual and reproductive health, is fundamental to their empowerment and gender equality. And when we empower women and foster equality, they can claim their right to health.”
On September 5, the UN General Assembly hosted its first-ever panel discussion focused on ending child, early, and forced marriage.
Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, a number of international conferences held under the auspices of the United Nations drew attention to the needs of women and adolescents, with a particular focus on their sexual and reproductive health and rights. Recognizing the growing strength and capacity of the international women’s movement, IWHC played a leadership…
After the Girl Summit in London and the U.S.-Africa Summit in Washington, D.C, this may be the year that changes the course for efforts to end child marriage.
Eighteen activists from India, Armenia, Hong Kong, Kenya, Liberia, Lebanon, Nigeria, Mexico, Philippines, Tunisia, Uganda, the UK, France, and Poland, gathered for a two-day Advocacy in Practice workshop in the lead-up to the 58th Commission on the Status of Women at the UN.
Photos: Advocacy Training Empowers Young Activists to Influence the UN Commission on the Status of Women
Just before the 58th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 58), 18 young activists from across the world gathered at IWHC for a two-day Advocacy in Practice (AiP) training: an intense, multiday event that supports participants to develop the leadership skills needed to effectively advocate for sexual and reproductive…
Governments Call for Increased Efforts to Promote Sexual and Reproductive Health and Reproductive Rights in Development Policies
The Commission on Population and Development called on governments to promote gender equality and sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights as key priorities for sustainable development.
After an exhausting, but exhilarating two weeks at the United Nations, the Commission on the Status of Women closed with a strong commitment from governments to promote the health and human rights of women and girls.
In advance of the UN Commission on the Status of Women, more than 300 feminist organizations have issued a hard-hitting declaration calling on governments to prioritize gender equality as a goal for achieving sustainable development.