Sexual and reproductive health, gender equality, and women's empowerment are essential for sustainable development. Efforts to eradicate poverty and achieve economic prosperity cannot succeed when women and adolescents, especially girls, are denied full rights and participation in society. IWHC and our partners are working with world leaders to ensure that governments prioritize the needs of women and young people in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
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.
On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA), signifying a major victory for women and girls in the United States. In a rare show of bipartisanship, Congress came together to proclaim to the world that …
More than 60 feminists from 31 countries and 47 organizations gathered in upstate New York over three days to define a global feminist agenda for the next two years. The result is a bold call to action to world leaders.
While holding the line on family planning and reproductive health funding is extremely important and a significant victory in the current political climate, it is not enough.