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.
The letter emphasized that the overly restrictive interpretation of the Helms amendment remains a barrier between women and critical, often-lifesaving health care.
After three years of intense debate and negotiations, governments agreed to a robust, 15-year agenda for global development that promises transformative change for women and girls all over the world.
A historic new agreement has the potential to be truly transformative for women and girls around the world.
President Obama’s trip to Africa marked a turning point for his administration’s work to improve the lives of adolescent girls.