Investing in the Next Generation

We work around the globe to identify and mentor emerging leaders for sexual and reproductive health and rights. Our popular Advocacy in Practice trainings have brought more than 150 young activists from 54 countries to the United Nations and major regional conferences to make their voices heard and lobby for change. Many of these young leaders have gone on to work within their governments or at civil society organizations. We are deeply committed to supporting a new generation of leaders for the global women's movement.


Engaging Youth in International Policy

IWHC’s Advocacy in Practice (AiP) training is an intensive multi-day workshop that supports participants to develop the leadership skills they need to effectively advocate for sexual and reproductive rights and health. AiP brings together burgeoning advocates from a variety of contexts to share, strategize, and learn from one another, and from IWHC’s staff and colleagues. Each AiP coincides with an important regional conference or UN negotiation, and gives participants the opportunity to take what they’ve learned and put it into action.

Play the short video on the left to find out why these trainings are so important, or click below to learn more about our AiPs.

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Montevideo +1: Communicating Youth Priorities in Peru

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Montevideo +1: Reengaging Activists with the Government in Paraguay

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Advocacy Training Empowers Young Activists to Influence the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Eighteen activists from India, Armenia, Hong Kong, Kenya, Liberia, Lebanon, Nigeria, Mexico, Philippines, Tunisia, Uganda, the UK, France, and Poland, gathered for a two-day Advocacy in Practice workshop in the lead-up to the 58th Commission on the Status of Women at the UN.

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On the Road to the Global Youth Forum