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.
There is “girl power” at the UN this week. While the halls of power are still filled with older men, young women are making their mark here, and beyond.
This March, youth advocates from around the world sent a message to their leaders: we will hold you accountable on gender equality.
The idea that women should be able to control their sexuality and reproduction is still challenged around the world.
In his proposed fiscal year 2016 budget, President Obama has prioritized adolescent girls in a way we haven’t seen before.