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.
President Obama’s trip to Africa marked a turning point for his administration’s work to improve the lives of adolescent girls.
As governments convene this week to finalize plans for the Sustainable Development Goals, actions by the United States and Canada threaten to derail progress.
Despite much hype, the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa lacked the ambition and strong leadership needed to tackle barriers to women’s economic equality and wellbeing.
Activists in Latin America are mobilizing and demanding action from policymakers to address gender-based violence after a recent rash of femicides.