IWHC works in two very different but critically linked worlds — international policy and local capacity — to change thinking, redirect funding, and motivate action by people and institutions that can secure rights and health for women.
We have worked in alliance with advocates and policymakers to influence the outcome of many major UN deliberations, including the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Commission on Population and Development (CPD), Fourth World Conference on Women, and intergovernmental negotiations related to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
As representatives of feminist and women’s organizations and organizations working to promote the full realization of the human rights of women and girls, we express our outrage at the way that we have been excluded from both the negotiation of the pol …
The idea that women should be able to control their sexuality and reproduction is still challenged around the world.
A panel of experts gathered at the UN Tuesday afternoon to discuss the most effective programs to end child marriage.
After months of secretive negotiations, UN Commission on Status of Women issues bland political declaration that does not go far enough to achieve gender equality.
As government leaders gather at UN headquarters in New York to mark International Women’s Day, feminists loudly proclaim, “Nothing about us, without us.”
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.”
Youth participation in advocating for sexual and reproductive health and rights policymaking has flourished over the past 20 years.
Comprehensive sexuality education (CSE) empowers young people, protects human rights, and addresses gender norms and gender equality. This kind of empowerment approach—which enables girls and other marginalized young people to see themselves as equals …
The world’s youth still face many of the same obstacles that prevent them from leading healthy lives that they did 20 years ago.