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.
On September 5, the UN General Assembly hosted its first-ever panel discussion focused on ending child, early, and forced marriage.
Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, a number of international conferences held under the auspices of the United Nations drew attention to the needs of women and adolescents, with a particular focus on their sexual and reproductive health and rights. …
When it comes to family planning and access to reproductive health services, Guatemala lags behind its regional neighbors.
Tania Pariona of REOJIP is helping indigenous youth activists effectively communicate and advocate for the priorities and recommendations agreed to by the Peruvian government in the Montevideo Consensus.