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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: Supporting Youth Advocacy in Guatemala

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean’s (ECLAC) first intergovernmental conference on population and development held in Montevideo, Uruguay. The outcome document from that meeting, …

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Montevideo +1: Communicating Youth Priorities in Peru

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.

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Montevideo +1: Reengaging Activists with the Government in Paraguay

Mirta “Michi” Moragas of Las Ramonas is encouraging progressive activists to reengage with the Paraguayan government after a political coup in 2012 installed a conservative administration.

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Montevideo +1: Activists’ Progress One Year After the Landmark Meeting

One year ago this week, 33 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean came together for the first intergovernmental conference on population and development in the region. Convened in Montevideo, Uruguay, by the UN Economic Commission for Latin Ame …

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